“16 persons have tested positive for #COVID19 making our National Total 158. ~ President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced in his live address.
16 NEW Corona Virus cases of have been reported in Kenya🇰🇪
As at 6th April there are 158 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported.📋
Two new deaths have been recorded .
4000 tests carried out.
Covid -19 infected areas; Nairobi
Kilifi, Kwale and Mombasa.
✳️82% of Kenyan reported cases are from Nairobi metropolitan area.
✳️14% of the cases came from Kilifi, Kwale and Mombasa.
A total of 4,277 persons have been tested, with an additional 16 persons turning positive today.
The total number of all persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 currently stands at 158 and 4 persons have fully recovered from this disease.
President Uhuru: Take these measures seriously & stick with them to #KomeshaCorona
✳️Wearing mask when outside the home.
✳️Cleaning your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds several times a day.
✳️Avoiding all areas with people who will be closer to you than 1.5 meters.
✳️Heeding and complying with government directives.
✳️Taking extra care not to expose those who are over 58 Years & have chronic ailments.
The Ministry of Health and Industrialization will ensure that tailors are provided with the right information through the National Government Administrative Officers on the materials required & the proper method of piecing the fabrics together to make the face masks 🎭
President Uhuru: l recognize the good work being done by our Ministry of Health and all the other Government Ministries and Departments in this fight to Coronavirus in Kenya.
A majority of the persons who have contracted the disease are residents of Nairobi metropolitan area and the Kenyan coastal strip.
The Cabinet Secretary for Health has declared the Nairobi Metropolitan Area and the counties of Kilifi, Kwale and Mombasa as COVID-19 infected areas.
To contain & limit the spread of the coronavirus disease to other parts of the Country, the National Security Council has sanctioned:
✳️ cessation of all movement by road, rail or air in & out of Nairobi Metropolitan Area & the counties of Kilifi, Kwale & Mombasa for 21 days effective today at 7 pm
The movement of food supplies and other cargo will continue as normal during the declared containment period through road, railway and air.
Any cargo-carrying vehicle or vessel shall be charged to a single driver and designated assistants & must be designated in writing by the owner or operator of the said vehicle or vessel.
These additional measures do not in any way vary the existing restrictions and measures, including the daily Nationwide Curfew from 7:00 P.M. to 5:00 A.M. in the entire Republic.
Let us recognize those who are going to be so crucial to our victory; Our emergency services providers, medical officers, nurses and doctors, and those who clean and cook in hospitals.
Alongside our health service Providers are Critical or Essential Services providers, including our security personnel; Administration Officers; our Electricity, Water, Sanitation, Telephony, Banking and Retail Sector Workers; and our farmers and food transporters.
In order to protect jobs…the GOV has undertaken to
increase disposable income to the people of Kenya, through:
✳️100 % Tax Relief for persons earning gross monthly income of up to Ksh. 24,000;
✳️Reduction of Top Income Tax Rate (Pay-As-You-Earn) from 30% to 25%;
✳️Reduction of Resident Income Tax (Corporation Tax) from 30% to 25%;
✳️Reduction of the VAT from 16% to 14%, effective 1st April,2020;
✳️Reduction of the turnover tax rate from the current 3% to 1% for all Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs);