06-04-2020 by redazione
The Government of Kenya closes four counties at entrances and exits for 21 days.
The metropolitan and suburban area of Nairobi, and the coastal counties of Kwale, Mombasa and Kilifi are preparing to close.
President Kenyatta announced this directly, making it clear that the decree for Nairobi will start tonight at 7 p.m., at the same time as the curfew, while for the coastal counties it will start from Wednesday, April 8.
According to the statement, movements will be authorized only within the counties and wearing protective masks.
Transit will be permitted on all routes, including land, only for subsistence goods and cargo transport. Kenyatta made it clear that there are many tailors in the country and in each county who are already preparing the masks that become mandatory for everyone.
"We must intensify our response even more in order to safeguard our nation," Kenyatta explained, "There will be a cessation of all road, rail or air travel and all travel in and out of the counties of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale for a period of 21 days. "
Uhuru revealed that the decision was taken following a meeting of the National Security Council, after the confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country were updated, with 16 new infections bringing the total to 158 and two deaths. All with 4277 swabs carried out.
This is therefore not the "total lockdown" proposed by anyone, but a first important initiative to isolate what are currently the regions with the majority of cases. Especially Nairobi, from where for the Easter holidays many people could have moved towards the coast. Railways and planes will therefore be blocked.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Government spokesman Cyrus Oguna explained that from Wednesday travel between the three counties on the coast will be allowed. So it will be possible to go from Malindi to Mombasa, for example, or from Diani to take Likoni's ferry. In fact, the three counties will be considered a single region and you will not be able to go in and out of them.
FURTHER UPDATE: The Security Manager of the Kenyan Coast, John Elungata, has confirmed that from tonight at 7 p.m. it will not be possible to move outside or enter the three coastal counties of Kwale, Mombasa and Kilifi. Contrary to what the Government spokesman said, the counties will also be closed individually with checkpoints and will only be allowed to pass from one county to another in special cases or authorized vehicles. Likoni's ferry will only be used by residents of Likoni, which is still in Mombasa County.
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