The Kenyan government has issued fresh orders in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
All Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) plying Nairobi routes and other parts of the country have been ordered to carry less passengers.
Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) Mutahi Kagwe on Friday ordered matatus to carry less passengers in the fight against the most dreaded coronavirus.
Addressing the media from Afya House in the company of government spokesperson Cyrus Oguna, Kagwe said 25 seater PSVS should carry 15 passengers only.
He further noted that 14 seater matatus are supposed to carry 8 passengers only. This is in a move to maintain social distancing.
“Fourteen seater matatus should carry eight passengers only,” he said.
This also applies to Standard Gauge Railway. CS Kagwe said this is effective beginning Monday, March 23, 2020.
He also ordered that all entertainment areas, bars and social case are to close by 7 :30 pm everyday effective Monday.
Supermarkets have also been directed to limit the number of customers entering their premises at a given time.
All hospitals have also been ordered to limit the number of visitations.
CS Kagwe also noted that travel into the country have been restricted to Kenyan citizens and foreigners with valid resident permits, who must self quarantine for 14 days failure to which they risk arrest and prosecution.Do you have any story you would like to share? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will publish it. You can also contact us at email@example.com