In a bid to tame the spread of Coronavirus at the Likoni ferry channel locals have been ordered to put on face masks before crossing.
The order is already being fully implemented by security agencies manning the busy Likoni channel blocking whoever is ignoring the move.
The Kenya Ferry Services Managing Director Khamis Bakari Gowa has been encouraging ferry users to adhere to the safety and health rules.
“The Kenya ferry management has taken serious measures to ensure all ferry users wash hands with soap and water, they embrace social distancing and use face masks to tame the spread of Covid-19,” noted Mr.Gowa.
From Friday, people using the KFS channel were subjected to a must face mask before crossing to either side.
“It is for their own safety, we are all vulnerable to this deadly disease,” noted Gowa.
Meanwhile the Kenya Coast Guard, police officers and other security agencies mandated to man the Likoni Ferry channel are ensuring the order is fully implemented.
All those crossing to the Likoni mainland south and those heading to Mombasa Island must cover their mouth and nose before being allowed to cross over.
In a recent press conference in Mombasa last week, Mombasa County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo said the Export Processing Zone (EPZ) will provide one million facemasks to be distributed to all Mombasa residents.
He said once the masks are available it will be mandatory for all Mombasa residents to put them on in all public places.