Editor's Review

  • British base in Kenya is in a total lockdown after troops tested positive for Covid-19.
  • Kenyans who work at the camp have been asked not to report to work to avoid community transmission. 

Reports emerged that British soldiers in Kenya are on lockdown after new troops tested positive for coronavirus.

The British Army confirmed four personnel in the Nanyuki base have tested positive for Covid-19.

A total of 320 military staff were placed under isolation.

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) confirmed the total on location numbered 1,606 people in total.

Local staff, including chefs, have been barred from entering the BATUK camp in Nanyuki for their own safety.

The British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) is a training support unit of the British Army located in Kenya. It provides a location for combined arms light role infantry battle group exercises, forward operating bases, and engineering.

Kenya Covid

The hot conditions and rugged terrain are unavailable in the UK and present an opportunity for British soldiers to improve their skills through training.

On Sunday Kenya reported 129 more coronavirus cases out of a sample size of 4,797 tested in the last 24 hours.

The total confirmed positive cases are now 101,819. The cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,214,742.

A statement by the Ministry of Health stated that 59 patients recovered from the disease. 25 patients were discharged from various hospitals while 34 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care.

The total number of recoveries now stands at 84,361. An additional 3 patients have succumbed to the virus pushing the cumulative fatalities to 1,779.