Medical practitioners attend to cholera patients in a special ward at the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya on July 19, 2017.
JOHANNESBURG - The Kenyan government has ordered tests on half a million people working in the food industry as a cholera outbreak worsens.
Four people have died since the beginning of the outbreak in May, and at least 79 people with confirmed cases of cholera have been treated.
Two government ministers have reported cholera-like symptoms.
A three-star hotel and popular restaurant have been shut.
Ten treatment centres are being set up to manage the outbreak of the disease.
Testing of about half a million people in the food industry will be carried out over the next three weeks.