by Peter Orengo
As the coronavirus spread to other parts of the world, economic activities are now affected.
The tourism and hospitality industry players in Kenya have expressed fear of losses running into millions following the coronavirus outbreak in several parts of the world.
The epidemic has seen a ban of flights to and from the biggest tourists source market of Asia and Europe.
Italy, one of the biggest source market for tourists, with chartered planes landing twice in Mombasa, has been the hardest hit European country.
Mr. Hasnain Noorani, the Kenya Coast Working Group Chairman and CEO for PrideInn Hotels has urged the government to secure the country’s entry points.
“The hospitality Industry will definitely suffer, but we want the government through the relevant bodies to ensure that we remain safe and secure,” he said.
Early this week, the government said it would be suspending flights to the Coast from the north of Italy, Verona and Milan in particular where corona virus incidences have been experienced.