Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged citizens to set aside time on Saturday to pray to end the coronavirus pandemic.
The East African nation announced on Tuesday that it had confirmed its fourth case of Covid-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus.
Health Minster Mutahi Kagwe told reporters that more than 100 people had been tested since the first patient was diagnosed on Friday.
He said 71 people had tested negative, while 36 were under observation.
State House tweeted a statement from the president who said that the country was doing its best to prevent the spread of the virus but people also needed to pray:
We acknowledge always that we are nothing without our God.
And we have learnt over time that turning to God in such times gives us not only comfort but also hope and strength to overcome even those challenges that for us as humans may seem insurmountable.”
But Mr Kenyatta said that because of restrictions imposed on public gatherings, Kenyans should pray in their homes.