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Uhuru “We Do Not Want To Lock Down The Country”

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President Uhuru Kenyatta: Photo Courtesy

“Do your part in curbing the spread of this virus we do not want to lock down the country,” Uhuru says

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday announced the extension of cessation of movement order in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, and Mandera counties that will remain in force for an additional 21 days.

He also announced the extension the nationwide 7 pm to 5 am curfew by another 21 days staying in place until June 6th 2020 as the government Saturday announced sustained efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus.

“If we do not take additional precautionary measures and get even more serious in implementing existing guidelines, the number of people who will get sick and die is going to rise sharply”

Uhuru said

A number of directives were announced by the president including the cessation of movement of persons and any passenger ferrying automobiles and vehicles into and out of the territory of the Republic of Kenya through the Kenya-Tanzania international border except for cargo vehicles, with effect.

President Uhuru Kenyatta: Photo Courtesy

He added the cessation of movement of persons and any passenger ferrying automobiles and vehicles into and out of the territory of Kenya through the Kenya-Somalia international border except for cargo vehicles, with effect from midnight the 16th of May.

“Even though the measures we are putting in place are inconvenient to all of us, the far worse outcome is for this pandemic to grow out of control,” He said

This comes after seventy-eight (78) truck drivers who are foreign nationals tested positive for the COVID-19 disease and were denied entry into our territory at different border crossings

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