Kenya confirms 16 new Coronavirus cases now 142 – Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi

16 new Coronavirus cases confirmed in Kenya bringing the total number to 142. 15 are Kenyans and 1 Nigerian National.

11 have history of travel, 5 are locally transmitted. 9 are from quarantine facilities and 7 from contact tracing. Contact tracing ongoing” – Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi.

In the last 24 hours, 530 samples have been tested. Out of these, 16 people have tested positive for the virus. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Kenya to 142; Dr. Mwangangi CAS Health.

Nine of positive cases were identified in quarantine areas. Social distancing must be strictly adhered to in all quarantine facilities & we will not wavier the extension period of 14 more days for those who have failed to observe the laid down guidelines.

”Persons who pass away due to Coronavirus will have to be buried within 24 hours from the time of death. Burial ceremony will be attended by 15 members of the immediate family.”

☑️ There are reports of some private hospitals overcharging patients that have been admitted there. This is immoral and the government condemns such moves in the strongest terms possible.

Action will be taken against Private hospitals that are overcharging patients who have been admitted in their facilities.

All persons visiting public places should wear masks at all times” ~ Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi

We have suspended prison visits for another 30 days.

Wash your hands first before using the Masks; Dr. Mwangangi, Chief Administrative Secretary Ministry of Health Kenya.

The Government has extended the ban on international flights for another 30 days. The ban does not apply to flights coming to evacuate foreign nationals & cargo flights,” Transport CS, James Macharia.

However, the airlines must give a 72 hour notice at the very least before flying to Kenya.

Cargo flights will keep coming to bring medical equipments; CS Transport James Macharia.

☑️ Cargo flights are important because the country needs to bring in medical equipment and other supplies . On this note, a KQ plane will fly to China on Wednesday to collect much needed medical equipment.

Transport companies floating directives issued by the Government will be impounded and face the full force of law from tomorrow; Transport CS, Macharia

☑️ The Government has observed that set directives are not being adhered to by matatu operators. From tomorrow, any matatu operator found not observing directives issued will lead to the suspesion of Sacco licenses for non compliant operators & bonding of the vehicle concerned.

Distribution of masks will be done at county level through organized groups like matatu saccos; CS Macharia

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *