The government has cautioned Kenyans to brace themselves for the worst as Covid-19 cases in the country hit 172 on Tuesday.
In the daily briefing on the disease at the Afya house in Nairobi on Tuesday, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the worst is yet to come.
Kagwe said more one death has been recorded totaling the number to 7.
This is even after reports indicated that at least 17 legislatures have tested positive for Coronavirus.
“My fellow Kenyans, the worst is yet to come, brace yourselves for bad news,” revealed Mutahi.
He said that the government is doing everything possible to tame the spread of Coronavirus it’s no longer imported but locally transmitted.
“This is not a government responsibility alone, it calls for cooperation among all Kenyans in fighting this deadly disease,” added Kagwe.
The Health CS has father appealed to Kenyans to wear face masks in public places, enhance social distancing, wash their hand regularly with clean running water with soap and mostly stay at home.
The government has also ordered an immediate closure of all Golf clubs to be urging open sporting clubs and walking fields to strictly observe social distancing.
The government will conduct a testing exercise of all health workers and medical staff including those in private hospitals, rapid response teams and staff of all facilities hosting quarantined persons.
Meanwhile Mandera has registered its first two Coronavirus cases.
According to Mandera governor Ali Robba, the two passengers a man and his wife traveled from Kilifi to Mandera three days ago.
Those who traveled with the two passengers have been asked to avail themselves at the nearest health facility for screening.