Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has confirmed Kenya’s Covid-19 cases have jumped to 592 as 47 more people test positive. The new cases are from samples tested within the last 24 hours by the ministry of health.
The government has banned movement into and out of Eastleigh and Old Town Mombasa from today evening for the next 15 days. The movement cessation means that no person will be allowed to move inside Eastleigh or Old Town Mombasa or come out of the area.
Eastleigh which is now leading with the highest numbers of virus infections in the country will be under tight surveillance to make sure no person acts against the set rules.
Yesterday the government updated that Eastleigh area had been listed under hotspots areas for the virus hence prompting severe measures. The government has also urged citizens to follow the set measures to avoid more infections.
The cases in Eastleigh are a result of ignorance and indiscipline among Kenyans. Kawangware is the second hotspots area in Nairobi so far.
Good News: Quarantine Facility Will be Free of Charge Now
It is good news to Kenyans following the latest announcement by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe regarding government quarantine facilities in order to better fight the coronavirus.
Making an announcement on Wednesday, the CS directed that from now onward, the government will cater for the cost of accessing the quarantine facilities contrary to how the case has been.
Earlier on, those confined to these facilities have been forced to pay at least Ksh2,000 in order to be accommodated.
With the new development, the CS noted that this will encourage more Kenyans to come out in high numbers and get tested as the country continues to fight the coronavirus.