Coronavirus restrictions: No movements in and out of Kenya’s Capital City: Nairobi for the next 21 days
Movements in and out of Mombasa, Kilifi, and Kwale also banned for three weeks
President Uhuru Kenyatta has banned the movement of people in and out of Nairobi, Kilifi, Mombasa, and Kwale in a bid to curb the spread of the novel COVID-19 virus in Kenya.
This follows the increase of coronavirus cases in Kenya today on Monday April 6, 2020 by 16 bringing the total number of coronavirus positive cases to 158.
Besides, the 4 counties have proved to be coronavirus hotspots in Kenya with Nairobi recording the highest number of COVID-19 POSITIVE CASES IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS.
TWO MORE PEOPLE HAVE HOWEVER SUCUMMBED TO THE CORONAVIRUS IN Kenya today bringing the total number of coronavirus related deaths to six.
THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT majority of THE CORONAVIRUS positive cases hail from the mandatory government quarantine facilities. This means that the chances of the coronavirus spreading to other Kenyans are limited especially now that the Government decided to extend the mandatory quarantine period for two more weeks.
Since the first case of coronavirus was reported on March 13, 2020, a total of 4, 277 people have been tested and Kenya has recorded full recoveries in the past few days.
The restricted movement directive will take effect from 7.00 P.M – April 6, 2020, for the Nairobi Metropolitan area.
In Mombasa, Kwale and Kilifi counties, no people will be allowed in and out at 7.00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.
Note that transportation of food on the other hand shall continue as usual since food security is a key component in containing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.