Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has announced a cessation of movement in and out of Eastleigh in Nairobi and Mombasa Old Town.
The CS announced the directive on Wednesday when giving the COVID-19 updates where 47 more confirmed cases were reported.
He said the cessation would commence on Wednesday, May 6 from 7 p.m and be on for the next fifteen days.
“There shall be the cessation of movement in and out of Eastleigh area of Nairobi with effect from today the 6th of May at 7 pm for the next 15 days,” the CS said.
“There shall be the cessation of movement in the area known as Old Town in Mombasa effective today, the 6th of May at 7 pm for the next 15 days,” he added.
The aforementioned areas will have the markets, eateries, and restaurants in them closed throughout the cessation period.
On the quarantine charges in the public facilities, the CS informed the government will cover the costs and thus no reason for panic.
“The cost of testing and quarantines in government facilities shall be met by the government…” Kagwe said.