Kenya halts movement in areas affected by the coronavirus
NAIROBI Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta upon Monday ordered a stop to all mobility in parts in the country troubled by the new coronavirus, including the capital Nairobi, some sort of tightening associated with measures in order to stem the spread of the outbreak.
The order provides a ban upon all entry into and exit outside the areas damaged.
“The cessation of movement within the Nairobi metropolitan area shall be for an initial containment period of 21 days with effect from 7 p. m. Monday the 6th of April 2020, that is today, ” Kenyatta claimed in a televised address.
Kenya has noted 158 coronavirus cases together with six deaths, with 4 individuals stated fully restored.
“This virus is unforgiving and its rate of growth, if not arrested, is exponential, ” Kenyatta said.
Other areas with the country exactly where movement have been restricted have the coastal associated with Mombasa as well as counties connected with Kilifi together with Kwale.
The decision to restrict mobility in the some areas of Kenya was driven by a prefer to halt typically the spread in the virus for some other parts of the country, Kenyatta said.
“There shall be cessation of all movement by road, rail or air in and out of… the Nairobi metropolitan areas and… the counties of Kilifi, Kwale and Mombasa, ” he or she added.