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Mutahi Kagwe Health CS confirms seven new coronavirus cases

(KDRTV)-Coronavirus tally stands at 1, 029 from 963, after Kenya’s Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday that it confirmed 66 more cases of persons who contracted the novel virus

The reports released on Wednesday revealed the highest number of the positive cases of coronavirus since the first case was reported in the country.

COVID-19: Kenya confirms record 66 new cases, national tally soars to 1029

The Ministry of health announced that the Kenya`s coronavirus case rose 1029

Out of the new cases, the Ministry revealed that Mombasa county alone accounted for 30 cases.

“In the last 24 hours, 66 people have tested positive for COVID-19. These cases emanated from 2,621 samples. This now brings to 49,405 the total number of samples tested to date in Kenya,” said CS Kagwe.

Following the escalation in the number of positive cases of coronavirus in the country, the government resolved to extend cessation of movement in both Eastleigh in Nairobi and Old Town in Mombasa, to June 6.

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“There shall be an extension of the cessation of movement in Eastleigh and Old Town until June 6, 2020. Eateries and hawking have been prohibited until the same date. This is a move to further curb the spread of the virus in these areas marked as hotspots,” said the CS.

During the presser, the Ministry of Health also revealed that testing of cross-border truck drivers has received a boost after Germany donated two mobile laboratories.

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However, previous reports indicated that there were border conflict between Tanzania and Kenya.

So far the Nairobi and Dodoma has received to meet to furnish the border misunderstanding amid fears of coronavirus spread between the two countries

 

 

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