President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced the extension of the movement restrictions, curfew by 21 days.
In the daily updates on the state of coronavirus in the country, President Uhuru said the police will be on high alert at the lockdown areas and at the borders. There have been fears that truck drivers pose a weak link in the fight against covid-19.
The President noted that if cases continue increasing in Mandera, as has been the case, it may be added onto the list of counties on lockdown. Mass testing and increased supply of medical equipment is expected to ease the pressure on healthworkers and flatten the curve on infections.
Kenyans were anxious about today’s address on the 21st day of the state-ordered curfew. In his address on Friday, Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman declined to divulge information on whether there would be an extension of the curfew or not. When the order was first issued, many Kenyans were left stranded as they only had a few hours to be within or outside the boundaries.
The listed curfew areas are the Nairobi Metropolitan area, Kwale, Kilifi and Mombasa. Although the number of confirmed cases continues to go higher each day, Mombasa and Nairobi are leading with the cases. President Uhuru Kenyatta was criticised for not giving Kenyans ample time to be where they needed to be.
As coronavirus slows down the world, each country is trying to control the spread of the virus while others have called for herd immunity and looking into other avenues of coping. it is still unclear when the world will go back to normal speed, not the slow motion being witnessed at the moment.