Coast regional coordinator John Elungata has directed one ferry to ply the channel during off pick hours from 11 am-3pm carrying only passengers to ease traffic at the channel.
Elungata gave the directive while inspecting the adherence of the directives given to control transport at the channel since the curfew took effect.
Elungata said the directive is aimed at easing traffic at the channel during the off pick hours insisting it will only carry commuters from the Island to Likoni in adherence to curfew directive.
The administrator urged the commuters to observe social distance while onboard the vessels and for those who are not in essential services to remain at home.
“It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that the prevent the spread of Coronavirus,” said Elungata.
Devolution CAS Hussein Dhadho said it’s prudent for people to adhere to curfew directive and urged them to follow instructions given to curb the spread of the virus since Mombasa comes second after Nairobi in spread of the virus which has now become a global pandemic.
On the issue of those enlisted in essential services CAS urged the security apparatus to be lenient on those supplying food stuffs in the curfew time since they are enlisted in the same category.
Dhadho insisted on the need to follow stipulated regulations and guidelines in curbing the virus which if it persists they will not have an option but to put a lock down in Mombasa and close down our borders if need be.