47 new Coronavirus cases confirmed in Kenya total now 582 – Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

In the last 24 hours, 47 more people have tested positive for Coronavirus. This brings the total number of positive cases to 582. 11 of these patients are from Nairobi, 32 from Mombasa, 2 from Busia, 1 from Kiambu and 1 from Kwale. 31 are male and 16 female.

“In Mombasa, the cases are spread in Mvita (25), Changamwe (2), Likoni (3), and Kisauni (2). The cases in Nairobi are from Eastleigh (5), Kasarani (2), Kibra (1), Umoja (1), Dandora (1) and Karen (1).

The age distribution of the new cases ranges from eight (8) years for the youngest to seventy-three (73) years for the oldest.In terms of gender, thirty-one (31) are males and sixteen(16) are females” – CS Health.

“On a sad note, I want to inform you that we have lost two more people from Coronavirus disease. This now brings to twenty six (26) the number of people who have lost the lives” CS Health.

The 2 more people aged 68 and 76 have passed on in Mombasa while at home, bringing the total number of deaths to 26.

“Despite the rising numbers, we have equally recorded eight (8) new discharges. This brings the total number of those who have recovered from Coronavirus disease to 190.” CS Health

One patient hospitalised in Kenyatta National Hospital came in to Kenya from Tanzania through Loitokitok using matatus. This shows us the danger we are in, and further tells why the measures in the transport system have been put in place.

There shall be cessation of movement in and out of Eastleigh and Mombasa Old Town for the next 15 days from today 7PM

Eateries, markets within the two areas should be shut down.

✅ Cessation of movement in & out of Eastleigh in Nairobi, & Old town in Mombasa, effective 7pm, today for the next 15 days
✅ Closure of markets &eateries within the two
✅ Cost of testing & quarantine in government facilities to be met by Government.

People should not break the curfew regulations. Severe action will be taken. Please do stay at home and work from home. It’s important for us to practice this.

Testing is ongoing in Eastleigh and Kawangware.

If you are sick please go to hospital; CS Kagwe.

If you have a colleague in Eastleigh don’t let them come to stay with you if they have not taken a test. I request people to take responsibility; CS Kagwe.

122 patients are admitted in hospitals countrywide.

Truck drivers must be tested 48hours before travel and be issued a COVID-19 free certificate which is valid for 14 days. Before being let in to the Mombasa port, Nairobi and Naivasha, as well as at the border points, they will be required to submit the COVID-19 free certificate.

Truck drivers shall be tested before leaving the port and must be tested after every 14 days.

They must also produce a COVID-19 certificate before they are allowed to come in and go out of our border; CS James Macharia, Ministry of Transport.

There is an additional 40 coaches to the 60 that were there before in our Commuter rail, which carries between 40,000 and 50,000 people a day, to ensure physical distancing is adhered to.

There is also a sanitiser tunnel which commuters must pass through before getting into the train, to ensure they don’t carry the virus to the train.

A brand new ferry has been bought and will be commissioned tomorrow in Likoni, in efforts to promote social distancing as well as to enhance our transportation sector.

Cost of quarantine shall be met by the Government effective today.

All patients coming home from India and other countries will be released to their doctors & quarantined in premises recomended by their doctors; CS Health Mutahi Kagwe.

Horticultural produce is still being exported. Aside from Kenya Airways, 12 other airlines have been called on to complement the two freighters owned by Kenya Airways to transport these produce. This will help us save 350,000 jobs in our flower and fresh produce markets.

Only essential services – loading & off-loading) will remain at the Port of Mombasa.

Number of employees have been reduced from 6,200 to 4,000; CS James Macharia.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary, Dr. Rashid Aman, today flagged off vehicles procured through the support of @gavi to boost the national vaccine & immunization program activities in the Counties of Garissa, Lamu, Mandera, Wajir, West Pokot & Nandi.

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