Gov’t extends directive on cessation of movement in Eastleigh, Old Town


Gov't extends directive on cessation of movement in Eastleigh, Old Town

The Government has extended its directive on cessation of movement directive in Nairobi’s Eastleigh estate and Mombasa’s Old Town in efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus.

According to the National Emergency Response Committee on Coronavirus,  the cessation of movement will be in place until June 6.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe reiterated that restaurants and mosques in the two regions will remain closed during the period.

Free targeted testing is also ongoing at St Teresa’s Boy’s Secondary School, New Eastleigh Primary School and Zawadi Primary School in Nairobi.

During the Press briefing on Wednesday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said Mombasa continues to be a challenge.

This after 30 of out the 66 new cases reported on Wednesday were confirmed to be from the coastal city.

Aside from Old Town, Likoni and Changamwe areas have also raised concern over increased numbers of persons testing positive for COVID-19.

On Saturday, President Uhuru Kenyatta extended the nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew by 21 more days.

The Head of State also extended the ban on movement in and out of Nairobi, Mandera and counties on the Coastal strip by the same period.

“The cessation of movement into and out of the Nairobi metropolitan area and the counties of Kilifi, Kwale, Mombasa and Mandera that is currently in force shall also be extended upto and until June 6, 2020,” he said.

The President further sought to assure Kenyans that the government “will continue to take every measure it can” to protect them from the pandemic as well as to “plan for the recovery of our economy post the crisis.”

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