The government has suspended all public gatherings after confirmation of the first COVID19 case in Kenya.
The confirmation come simultaneously as the National Security Council was receiving a report from the National Emergency Response Committee on COVID19.
During the emergency session, the council directed that National Security infrastructure be mobilised to back the National Emergency Response Committee on all the precautionary measures announced.
The government has also resolved that additional medical personnel be recruited and retained on an emergency basic contract to support the precautionary management measures to enhance surveillance and check any possible spread of the coronavirus in the country.
The council has further resolved that all National Government Administration Officers in the country from National to Sub-location level be immediately tasked to ensure all the measures announced by the committee including continued public awareness on the role of hygiene in the prevention of the spread of coronavirus, discouragement of mass gatherings, meetings, continued monitoring and surveillance are put in place.
The security council reiterated that the government will do everything possible to ensure effective response to the now global challenge of COVID19 and encouraged Kenyans to remain calm, and continue with their regular day-to-day activities but remain vigilant, keep good hygiene, observe self-quarantine where necessary under the law and observe the precautionary measures announced by the World Health Organization and the National Emergency Response Committee on COVID19.