In the last 24 hours, we have recorded 49 new Coronavirus cases bringing the national tally to 830 – President Uhuru Kenyatta.
COVID-19 deaths have risen to 50 after the death of 5 more patients; President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Due to the dedication & commitment of our health care workers, we have discharged 301 individuals from our health facilities having registered full recovery since the onset of this pandemic; President Uhuru Kenyatta.
There are now 481 cases undergoing treatment.
In a summary the COVID-19 UPDATE in Kenya is as follows :
✔️49 new positive cases today
✔️Total confirmed cases stand at 830
✔️17 new recoveries today
✔️Total discharged and recovered stands at 301
✔️5 new fatalities today
✔️Total fatalities stand at 50
Among the positive cases that have been registered in the country this week, a total of 43 cases have recently crossed the border from neighbouring Somalia & Tanzania. By yesterday Wajir had 14, Isebania 10, Namanga 16, Lungalunga 2 & Loitoktok 1.
78 truck drivers of foreign nationals have tested positive for the COVID-19 disease & denied entry into our territory, thus averting 50 percent of the week’s infections. Within Kenya, infections have now spread to 22 of our 47 Counties; President Kenyatta.
Today, globally, COVID-19 has claimed over 300,000 innocent lives as of this morning from 4.7 million infections.
President Uhuru Kenyatta, “If we do not take additional precautionary measures & get even more serious in implementing existing guidelines, the number of people who will get sick & die is going to rise sharply.”
President Uhuru Kenyatta extends Nationwide dusk to dawn curfew by 21 days in a bid to fight Covid-19 spread.
President Uhuru Kenyatta: The national curfew and cessation of movements in the counties of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi and Mandera to continue till 6th June 2020.
There will be cessation of movement of persons & passengers into and out through Kenya-Tanzania, & Kenya-Somalia border except for cargo, beginning midnight; President Uhuru Kenyatta:
All drivers of the cargo vehicles shall be subjected to mandatory COVID-19 disease testing & will only be granted entry into the territory of the Republic of Kenya if they test negative; President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The Government will continue to take every measure to protect the lives of Kenyans from this pandemic, and to plan for the recovery of our economy; President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“I know that the firmness of our resolve as a nation, the fidelity of each and every one in keeping the enemy at bay, and God’s enduring Grace, will see us into the light,” President Uhuru Kenyatta.