Matatus ordered to carry half capacity to curb coronavirus spread
By Jael Mboga | March 20th 2020
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has ordered 14-seater matatus to carry a maximum of eight passengers to curb the spread of coronavirus disease that has claimed over 10,000 lives globally.
Twenty-five seater buses will carry 15 passengers as the country tries to arrest the infection cases.
Vehicles that carry more than 30 should carry a 60 per cent less.
So far, there are only seven confirmed coronavirus cases in the country.
Speaking on Friday, Kagwe said the coming week is crucial but can be contained if the public adheres to measures set up by the Health ministry.
The CS was with Government Spokesperson Col. (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna and Nairobi Metropolitan Services director-general Major-General Mohamed Abdalla.
The recommendations from the Emergency Response Committee stated that eateries may remain open but maintain social distancing.
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