The nationwide dusk to dawn curfew has been extended by an extra 21 days to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.
Kenya recorded an alarming 49 new cases of covid-19 taking the totals to 830, President Uhuru Kenyatta choosing to extended to June 6, 2020 the curfew that has so far lasted for 42 two days.
Kenya’s death toll rose to 50 after five more patients succumbed to the novel virus, Kenyatta assuring Kenyans that his administration will turn every stone as it seeks to protect Kenyan from the pandemic as well as the economy after the crisis.
“The whole world is walking through the valley of the shadow of death. However, I know that the firmness of our resolve as a nation, the fidelity of each and every one in keeping the enemy at bay, and God’s enduring Grace, will see us into the light,” Kenyatta assured Kenyans.
The cessation of movement in and out of Nairobi, Mandera and the coastal counties of Mombasa, Lamu and Kilifi was also extended by 21 days even as Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi claims his county is covid-19 free after all the patients recovered from the virus.
“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 up to and until June 6, 2020,” Kenyatta directed.
The first case of covid-19 was reported in the country on March 13.