EYEAFRICA TV: Nairobi, Kenya: Kenya has confirmed eight more cases of the coronavirus in the last 72 hours bringing the number to 15 patients. Health cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said all the new eight cases are imported and include five Kenyans and three foreigners. The eight are said to have entered the country through the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport between the 4th and 17 of March.
To reinforce the government’s directives Kagwe has announced that all churches and mosques services are henceforth suspended and all bars will remain closed from midnight Sunday. The secretary says that the 8 are in stable condition except one case in Msambweni of a French national, the oldest of the all the patients.
Kagwe expressed his disappointment that most Kenyans were ignorant about the deadly virus and were treating regulations issued casually. As parts of enhanced radicle measures to control further spread of the virus, Kenya has announce suspension of all international flights effective Wednesday midnight and closure of all places of worship. The government warning that action will be taken against Kenyans who will defy the standard guidelines on preventing COVID 19. In this regard Kagwe said Kilifi deputy governor Gideon Saburi who refused to obey the orders will be charged after completing the mandatory 14 days of forced isolation.