Kenya has confirmed its first Coronavirus case.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Friday said the patient is a 27-year-old Kenyan who traveled from the US via London.

He said that although the patient, a Kenyan, is stable and eating, she will not be released from the hospital until she is confirmed negative. The woman is at Kenyatta National Hospital’s Infectious Disease Unit.

The CS further said that Kenyans should not panic and must take seriously the guidelines issued to prevent infection. All public gatherings and meetings have been suspended, games, events and church crusades.

The government says it has traced all contacts the patient made since her arrival.