President Uhuru Kenyatta has once again ruled out the idea of a total lockdown of the country.
He said that he is advocating for as many people as possible to work from home and only those who must go to work to do so, given that they follow those guidelines set out by the government to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
This comes as he ordered a review of measures to be announced in the next 48 hours, on the 4 major counties(Nairobi, Kilifi, Mombasa, and Kwale) to curb the spread of the virus.
He also announced a cessation of movement in and out of Mandera county, which now has 8 coronavirus cases as a measure to stop it from spreading further.
On April 6, the government announced a partial lockdown in Nairobi metropolitan area, and in the Coastal counties two days later following their high infection rate.
This was in addition to a 30-day countrywide curfew imposed on March 28. Today, Kenya enters its 27th day of the night curfew, with strong indications that it might be extended due to the persistence of the coronavirus infections.