Covid-19 positive cases rise to 184 as one person succumbs to the coronavirus in Mombasa, Kenya
CS Kagwe has acknowledged the efforts taken by various sectors and Kenyans in general geared towards combating the novel coronavirus pandemic in Kenya.
He however cautioned Boda Boda operators against rebelling against the guidelines given by the MOH and President Uhuru Kenyatta on restricted movement.
Some quarantine facilities have been closed since they are no longer in use given that the majority of the travelers have tested positive.
CS Kagwe particularly reached out to Boda Boda chairs to man their industry lest they face dire consequences. He said that if the Boda Boda industry gets shut down, both the defiant and obedient operators will suffer.
CS Kagwe noted that there was non-distancing in the jua kali sector, salons, barbershops and open-air markets.
He, therefore, advised those responsible to ensure that there is social distancing.
Besides, traders in open-air markets should assume that every person they come across is positive.
The MOH has also warned Kenyans against using gloves to substitute the washing of hands.
This is simply because there is no link between wearing gloves and protection against the coronavirus.
If anything, gloves are likely to contaminate themselves with the coronavirus given the laxity that comes with the habit.
Gloves should only be used in designated hospital facilities.
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Coronavirus positive cases in Kenya
In the last 24 hours, 308 people have been tested for the coronavirus. Five out of a total of 308 people turned positive.
Three of the five coronavirus positive cases are Kenyans while 2 are foreigners.
Three of them have a travel history. One had traveled from Tanzania and another through the Arab Emirates.
3 cases are from within Nairobi County while Mombasa 2 are from Mombasa.
This brings the total number of coronavirus positive cases in Kenya to 184.
Coronavirus and age
In terms of age, the five new positive coronavirus cases in Kenya today are within the age bracket of 39-77 years.
Out of the total 184 cases, 3 are below 15 years while 49 range between 15-29.
119 coronavirus positive cases are between 30 and 59 years whereas 13 patients have 60 years and above.