Over 400 Kenyans Under Mandatory Quarantine For Flouting Curfew Orders

Health CS, Mutahi Kagwe

As of today, Kenya has confirmed 11 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number to 281 infections. Of the new cases, seven were from Mombasa, and two others have been reported to have recovered from the virus, one a doctor, bringing the number of recoveries to 69.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, during the daily COVID-19 briefings, announced that there were no new deaths within the last 24 hours, with the fatalities remaining at 14 in the country and that government has tested a total of 13, 872 samples up to date. CS Mutahi Kagwe also noted that Kenya has now adopted the COVID-19 global mantra of test, isolate, treat and trace and outlined the government’s measures in containing the pandemic.

Yesterday, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i said residents of Buruburu, Kilimani, Lang’ata, Ruai, Kayole, Embakasi, Githurai and Ruaka were at a high risk of contracting the novel coronavirus with Nairobi Metropolitan Area recording the highest number of infections. CAS Mercy Mwangangi recently expressed disappointment at those mocking the government’s calls to observe social distancing, wash hands and keep good standards of hygiene following incidences across different counties flouting the preventive measures put in place to combat the virus.

In today’s briefing, CS Mutahi announced that 455 people have been placed under Mandatory quarantine for defying curfew orders. They will be held in the quarantine for 14 days at their own expenses to prevent the spread of the virus and will later be charged for violation of curfew regulations.

Kagwe also appealed to people in Machakos, Kajiado, Kiambu and Muranga counties to be extra careful to avoid being infected due to their nearness to Nairobi and urged Kenyansat large to maintain high levels of discipline to avoid catching the virus.