Africa Nazarene University has suspended on-campus classes after Kenya confirmed its first positive case of coronavirus.

According to the Vice-Chancellor Stanley Bhebhe, health officials identified that the contact trace of the confirmed case includes Ongata Rongai where the university is located.

“After careful consideration and analysis of the situation, the university has taken a cautionary decision to suspend on-campus classes effective Monday 16th, 2020,” his statement reads.

The VC said the closure applies to the main campus in Ongata Rongai as well as the Nairobi centre.

Distance classes are to continue as usual but exams that were scheduled for the end of January trimester have been rescheduled.

In the statement, VC Bhebhe ordered students who reside at the university hostels to vacate the premises not later that Monday, March 16, 2020.

The Kenyan Government confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the country on Friday.

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