The government has extended the cessation of movement of person and vehicles in three Coastal counties, Nairobi and Mandera for 21 more days.
President Uhuru Kenyatta during his Saturday national address he said the move has been triggered by the increasing number if Covid-19 cases in the country.
Locals will remain within the counties for the next 21 days, however vehicles ferrying essential services will be allowed in.
President Uhuru said the country is at high risk of falling into a catastrophe if stringent measures will not be put in place.
President Uhuru urged authority to ensure the 5 counties remain under containment until June, 6.
“This move is not meant to victimise on anyone but we all have to persevere with the situation at hand” said the president.
He further directed cessation of movement in all border points.
“However cargo movement will be allowed in and out of the country but all drivers will be subjected to a mandatory Covid-19 test,” said the president.
He urged Kenyans to support the government efforts in ensuring normalcy returns.
“I understand we want to go back to our activities but let’s take seriously all the precautionary measures first,” he added.
He urged Kenyans to wash hands regularly, maintain physical distancing, and put on face masks.