Mombasa County Governor Hassan Ali Joho has come up with interventions to save Mombasa Old Town residents from adverse effects of a 15-day lockdown.
The government on Wednesday May 6, the government ordered for cessation of movement in and out of Mombasa Old Town and Eastleigh area in Nairobi, as the Covid-19 cases in the mentioned areas continued to go up.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced the containment order as part of new measures to curb the spread of Covid-19.
The CS ordered all markets and eateries within the area closed starting Wednesday at 7pm. Mr Kagwe made the announcement after indicating that two more people had died in Mombasa bringing the total number of fatalities to 26.
On Friday, governor Joho announced various interventions that will save the residents from the lockdown effects.
Joho through his official twitter account announced that three makeshift foodstuff markets will be opened at Old town. The markets will however, only be open from 9am to 11am and those offering the services must go through a Covid-19 test.
Joho also announced that a temporary medical facility was opened at Old Town to attend to emergency health cases aside from Covid-19. The facility has a 001 hotline number 0100001001.
Haki Africa officials will also be stationed at Old Town to monitor human rights violations by law enforcement officers. The officers from the commission will be allowed to access any part of the area upon receiving a duress.