Kenya has confirmed 8 more cases of COVID-19 coronavirus bringing the total number to 15.
In a televised address, the Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said the eight new cases include five Kenyans and three foreigners two French nationals and a Mexican.
“We continue to monitor the 7 initial patients who are stable. In the last 72 hours, we have received confirmation of another 8 cases who have tested positive for Coronavirus bringing the number to 15. 5 are Kenyans, 2 are French and 1 Mexican”, said CS Kagwe.
Following these new cases, the government has come up with more stringent measures including the following;
- Religious gatherings suspended until further notice in a bid to tame COVID-19; funerals restricted to 15 family members.
- All PSVs must adhere to the directive issued on Friday failure to which the respective Sacco licenses will be revoked.
- All bars closed indefinitely from midnight; restaurants to remain open but only takeaways to be allowed.
- All international flights are suspended effective Wednesday 25 midnight except cargo flights.Those coming into the country between now & Wed will undergo quarantine at their cost at a gov’t facility. Countries wishing to evacuate nationals must do so within this period.
- All persons who violate the self-quarantine requirement will be forcefully quarantined at their cost and thereafter arrested and charged. This will apply to a senior gov’t official in Kilifi who refused to self-quarantine