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Mombasa, Kwale And Kilifi Counties to be Slapped With More Stringent Measures

by M Nyongesa
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Three counties will be slapped with more stringent measures to help stop the spread of the coronavirus disease.

Mombasa, Kwale and Kilifi counties will have more stringent measures enforced on Friday to stem the growing rate of Covid-19 infections.

This follows directions by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

He called for a review of the measures owing to the growing rate of infections in the counties, The results of the review will be announced in the next 48 hours.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Wednesday confirmed seven more cases in the country, bringing total number of confirmed cases to 303.


Kagwe in his daily update on the Covid-19 pandemic at Afya House, Nairobi, said all the new patients were Kenyans and that they were among 707 people tested in the last 24 hours.

He also announced a lockdown of Mandera County in the northeast, as cases in the region continue to rise. Mandera is now the fifth county to be placed under temporary lockdown after Nairobi, Kilifi, Kwale and Mombasa.

Mombasa and Kilifi have had their cases rising on a daily basis.

Earlier, President Kenyatta pledged that security personnel would apprehend the patients that escaped a quarantine facility in Nairobi.

He urged Kenyans to take the disease seriously and act responsibly.

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