Residents of Eastleigh in Nairobi and those in Mombasa Old Town will have to face a tough situation as Covid-19 pandemic continues to hit Kenya hard.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Wednesday May 20, 2020 announced the extension of cessation of movement in and out of Eastleigh and Mombasa Old Town.
The cessation will now last until June 6, 2020.
“In order to contain further spread of the virus; there shall be an extension of the cessation of movement in Eastleigh & Old Town until 6th June 2020. Eateries & hawking prohibited until 6th June 2020,” CS Kagwe announced.
This is after CS Kagwe announced 66 more new cases of Covid-19 in the country.
Kagwe said the extension was because the areas were still a challenge in regards to cases surging.
“Mombasa continues to be a challenge. 30 of the 66 cases reported today are from Mombasa,” Kagwe said.
Kenya’s Covid-19 cases have risen to 1,029 with 66 new cases recorded.
This is the highest number since the first case recorded.
Kagwe said 64 of the new cases are Kenyans, while two are foreigners.
A total of 30 are from Mombasa, while 26 are from Nairobi. Three of the new cases are in Kajiado.
The government locked down Eastleigh and Old Town on May 6 2020 as coronavirus cases surged.