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No Freedom yet for Old town, Eastleigh residents

[Police patrolling Old town area in Mombasa. Photo/Ahmed Omar].

The government has extended the cessation of movement in Old town area in Mombasa and Eastleigh in Nairobi until June, 6

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced the extension during Coronavirus pandemic daily briefing at Afya house in Nairobi on Wednesday.

Kagwe said the two areas remain hot spots in the speed of Coronavirus in the country.


However, locals say the extension is unnecessary.

They say there is no surge of Coronavirus cases in the area.

The locals want the extension suspended so that they are set free and enabled to conduct their daily businesses.

The government has ordered all shops and eateries to remain closed until 6th June when the cessation order will be reviewed.

The cessation of movement in Old town has affected Eid-ul-fitri celebration plans.

Muslims are expected to mark Eid-ul-fitri prayers on Sunday or Monday depending on sighting of the moon.

The country surpassed the 1,000 mark by recording 1,029 Covid-19 positive cases by Wednesday.

The government has announced 66 positive cases with Mombasa registering 30 cases in 24 hours.