Markets, shops closed down in Ruaka


Markets, shops closed down in Ruaka
The apartment in Ruaka where four of the 11 new cases of coronavirus in Ruaka were reported. Photo: Gatete Njoroge.

Business has come to a halt in Ruaka town, Kiambu county a day after four cases of the new coronavirus were confirmed at the busy town.

A notice signed by sub-county administrator David Mugo said the market will remain shut until further notice.

A contingent of police officers were deployed to ensure that businesses comply with the closure order.

Fumigation of the market was yet to start as of Tuesday afternoon.

This amid reports that officials from the Ministry of Health had secured the apartment where four people who tested positive had been residing.

Fumigation of the apartment was carried out for the better part of Tuesday afternoon.

The apartment in Ruaka where four of the 11 new cases of coronavirus in Ruaka were reported. Photo: Gatete Njoroge.
The apartment in Ruaka where four of the 11 new cases of coronavirus in Ruaka were reported. Photo: Gatete Njoroge.

 

According to Kiambaa Deputy County Commissioner Peter Maina, five people who had come into contact with the positive cases were awaiting to be taken to an isolation centre.

Last week, the Eastleigh Business Community resolved to close down businesses in the popular shopping hub to avert the spread of the new coronavirus.

The move was informed by the death of an Imam who succumbed to coronavirus earlier in the week.

Kenya has far recorded 281 cases of the new coronavirus.

14 people have also succumbed to the virus while 69 have recovered since the pandemic was first reported in Kenya.

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