COVID-19 cases rise to 1029 After 66 people test positive
Kenya has recorded a total of 66 new cases in the last 24 hours raising the number of positive cases in the country to 1029.
Out of the 66 new cases, 64 are Kenyans while two are foreign nationals.
30 out of the new cases are from Mombasa, while 26 are from Nairobi.
During the daily briefing on COVID-19, Health CS Kagwe announced that this is the highest number of cases recorded in the country adding that the country has now hit an over 1000 mark.
During the briefing CS Mutahi Kagwe further announced that the Eastleigh and Old town lockdown has been extended to 6th June.
“We’ve also continued to see a rise across the counties, therefore, in order to contain further spread of the virus the National Emergency Response Committee on Coronavirus announces and directs an extension of cessation of movement in and out of Eastleigh in Nairobi and Mombasa Old Town until Saturday 6th June, 2020. Therefore restaurants and malls in the area are to remain closed until then.” he said
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.
The disease causes respiratory illness, like the flu with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing.
To protect yourself, you are required to wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your face, and avoid close contact (i.e maintain a social distance of 1 meter or 3 feet) with people.
The national government has also asked Kenyans to put on face masks because this will keep you safe in case an infected person sneezes or coughs beside you. Ensure you put on a face mask whenever in public transport, supermarkets and open-air markets.