The national government on Wednesday announced an extension to the orders prohibiting movement into and out of Eastleigh in Nairobi and Old Town in Mombasa until June 6 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe also announced that the order on closure of malls, eateries and restaurants and prohibition of hawking in these areas was also extended to that date.
The announcements came as the Ministry of Health recorded 66 new COVID-19 cases in the country, the highest daily jump in the country so far. Kenya has now recorded 1,029 cases so far.
“This is essentially to keep the area still contained so that in the next few days we can finally bring some form of control towards those areas so that the disease does not continue spreading,” Kagwe said.
Kagwe added that Mombasa continues to be a challenge with increasing COVID-19 cases as it recorded 30 of the new cases while Nairobi recorded 26 new cases and Kajiado recorded three new cases.
Busia, Kirinyaga, Kisii, Makueni, Meru, Nakuru and Uasin Gishu all recorded one case each.
“The areas that are of concern continuously now would be Likoni as well as Changamwe,” Kagwe added.
Source(s): Ministry of Health
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