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Kenya: Mandera county lockdown after COVID 19 cases increased

Mogadishu (SD) – The Border town of Mandera county governor, Ali Roba has confirmed a total of eight COVID 19 cases in the county on Wednesday evening.

“Health department has been doing active surveillance and screening of people at entry and exit points. So far, we have screened over 30,000 persons entering or leaving Mandera County” the governor said during his briefing.

“The infections rose by seven Out of 707 samples tested, 7 more confirmed cases in the past 24 hours bringing the national tally to 303 patients”. Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said.

The Interior Ministry of Kenya has banned the public movement in and out of Mandera County to maintain a further spread of the deadly COVID-19.

Mandera now becomes the fifth county where the government has imposed cessation of movement as the Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’ i order effective time starting from 7 pm on Wednesday and would last 21 days.

President Uhuru Kenyatta had imposed a three-week ban on movement in and out of four main coronavirus infected areas of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale county cautiously restricted until further notice.

Mandera County located at the borders with Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia moreover that could make the easy transfer plus spread of COVID 19 through different entry points and customs.

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