Covid-19:CS Kagwe announces social distancing directives

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe (centre) during the launch of the KNH Covid-19 treatment and isolation facility
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe (centre) during the launch of the KNH Covid-19 treatment and isolation facility

The government has introduced more regulations focusing on social distancing in effort to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said 14-seater matatus will only be allowed to ferry 8 passengers, 25-seater matatus will ferry 15 passengers while PSVs of more than 30 passengers capacity should maintain a 60 percent maximum of sitting capacity.

All supermarkets will also limit the number of shoppers at any given time depending on the size of the premise. Furthermore, all bars and entertainment joints will be closing before 7:30 pm starting Monday 23rd March.

The number of Covid-19 patients in Kenya still stands at 7 and according to the Health CS they are doing well. In the last 24 hours the ministry has screened and tested 8 more cases which have all turned out negative. Following contact tracing, 7 people are being monitored and 3 people awaiting results at Mbagathi hospital.