Coronavirus update: Bars to close at 7.30pm, supermarkets to limit number of shoppers

By Vincent Kejitan | Saturday, Mar 21st 2020 at 11:02
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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Friday issued an update on the number of Kenyans who have tested positive for the Coronavirus.

The CS said there were no new cases recorded but the country had to take the necessary precautionary measures since in most countries the cases increased drastically after the first two weeks.

"The next two weeks are critical. We should prepare for the worst," he said.

The new directives include: Bars and entertainment joints to close at 7.30pm effective MondayBars have to ensure social distancing is adhered toIntroduce home deliveries where possibleSupermarkets to limit number of shoppers at any given time based on premise sizeA queue management system where the elderly, expectant and the disabled will be given preferenceSupermarkets encouraged to operate for 24hours (will be provided with security where possible)One person at a time shopping policy i.e. leave your children at home when you go to shopManagement of open-air markets asked to ensure the area is disinfected thoroughlyGoods should be placed on raised platforms14-seater matatu to carry a maximum of 8 passengers25-seater matatu to carry a maximum of 15 passengers30-seater and above should only carry a maximum of 60% of the total capacity (this applies to SGR)Matatus should be disinfected at the end of the dayEmployees should be encouraged to work from homeThose at the office should also maintain some distance from one another

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