NAIROBI — Kenya’s health minister Mutahi Kagwe has announced that 47 people had tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases within the country to 582.
He stressed the significance of the latest numbers being the highest number of cases recorded in a single day since the first case was announced on March 13, 2020.
He further announced that 8 people had been discharged bringing total recoveries to 190 and that two more people had died from the virus bringing total fatalities to 26.
“Two more people aged 68 and 76 have passed on in Mombasa while at home, bringing the total number of deaths to 26,” he announced.
“There shall be a cessation of movement in and out of Eastleigh and Mombasa Old Town for the next 15 days,” he declared.
Under the new directive, he outlined several measures that would be effected including the cessation of public transport operations within the two estates.
He further detailed much-awaited incentive by the national government to encourage more Kenyans to volunteer for the Covid-19 tests.
“The cost of targeted testing for Covid-19 and government quarantine facilities shall be met by the government effective today. Kenyans should not be afraid to get tested” he stated.