Kenya confirms two more cases of COVID-19. Nairobi Sunday March 15, 2019

Today H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta  announced the confirmation of two more cases of the Coronavirus.

The two have tested positive as a result of coming into contact with the first patient bringing the number of positive cases to three, the President said.

Making the announcement today at Harambee House the President announced that henceforth the government has suspended travel for all persons coming into Kenya from any country with reported Coronavirus cases.

“Only Kenyan Citizens, and any foreigners with valid residence permits will be allowed to come in provided they proceed on self quarantine or to a government designated quarantine facility,” he said.

The President also directed the Ministry of Education to suspend learning in all education institutions with immediate effect. He also instructed the Boarding Schools administration to ensure that students are home by Wednesday, 18th March 2020 while Universities and Tertiary Institutions are to close by Friday, 20th March 2020.

The government offices, businesses and companies have also been encouraged to allow employees to work from home, with the exception of employees working in critical or essential services.

To avoid the risk of transmission through physical handling of money, the President also advised Kenyans  to use cashless transactions such as mobile money and credit cards.

“We appeal to mobile operators and banks to take into consideration the situation, and reduce the cost of transactions during this period,” the President said.

He also directed members of the public to avoid crowded places of worship, social gatherings including weddings and funerals, shopping malls and entertainment premises and public transport wherever possible.