Kenya records 47 new cases of Covid-19 as two succumbs to the virus | AfriTV Online

Kenya has, in the last 24 hours, recorded 47 new positive Covid-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 582 cases. This is the highest number of positive cases the country has recorded in 24 hours that has attracted new rest...

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Kenya records 47 new cases of Covid-19 as two succumbs to the virus

Published by: Peris
05/06/2020 09:25 PM

Kenya has, in the last 24 hours, recorded 47 new positive Covid-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 582 cases. This is the highest number of positive cases the country has recorded in 24 hours that has attracted new restrictions in Nairobi and Mombasa epicenter areas.

 

The results were announced by Cabinet Secretary (CS) of Health Mutahi Kagwe in a press briefing today on May 6th2020. Out of the 47 new cases, 31 were males, while 16 were females. There were eight patients who have fully recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 190. On a sad note, two more patients succumbed to the virus tallying to 26 fatalities; both patients passed away at home aged 68 and 72 years, respectively.

 

CS Kagwe said OldTown Mombasa and Eastleigh Estate in Nairobi County are the epicenters of the virus. Out of the 47 cases, 32 were from Mombasa County, 11 from Nairobi County, two from Busia County, one from Kiambu County, and one from Kware County.

 

With Eastleigh Estate and Old Town Mombasa having an additional 5 and 18 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the government has imposed two new strict rules in these epicenters. First, there will be a cessation of movement in and out of these two main hotspot areas effective today, 6th May 2020, from 7 pm for the next 15 days. Secondly, there will be closure of restaurants, eateries, and markets effectively today, 6th May 2020, from 7 pm for the next 15 days.

 

The government will now cater to all the costs in the government quarantine facilities, as a way to encourage more people to come forward and be tested for Coronavirus without having the burden of payment.

 

All the truck drivers entering, leaving, or driving within the country will be required to have Covid-19 clearance certificates, which will be renewed every 14 days. This measure was imposed after 17 truck drivers from Kenya tested positive for Covid-19 in Uganda.

 

The government concluded by pleading the citizens to be more responsible and to continue working from home where possible.

 

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