Ministry of Health sends message to those relocating from Eastleigh

By Vincent Kejitan | Thursday, May 7th 2020 at 16:01
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Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman has called on residents of Eastleigh to obey the cessation of movement order since it is aimed at protecting lives

He acknowledged that the measures put in place might cause inconveniences but it will be productive in the long run.

“We are aware that some have decided to relocate to neighbouring estates. This is counterproductive since you might promote the spread of the disease in your new location.

“Please remain within these zones that have been mapped out…with a silent disease like this, one can be a silent killer,” he remarked.

Adding: “Those who are welcoming people from high-risk areas are putting their lives in danger.”

On his part, Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna said the government was firmly focused on the partial lockdown in Eastleigh and Old Town in Mombasa as the Ministry of Health also asked the public to report people who have recently moved into their areas.

“We don’t react and act to hearsay and social media remarks. We act on factual evidence and reports. What we are focusing on right now is Eastleigh lockdown and residents adhering to measures stipulated by the government, such as handwashing, maintaining social distance and wearing masks,” said Oguna.

On Wednesday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe also said it would be foolish to live with someone who has come from Eastleigh and other high risk areas if they have not been tested.

The CS noted that Eastleigh is a hotspot and extreme caution should be employed at all times.

Restaurants, eateries and markets will also be closed as the Ministry urged residents to try as much as possible to stay indoors if possible.

There will be no public transportation but people can shop in selected outlets.

This comes just hours after Interior CS Fred Matiang’I warned all those who are disobeying the curfew that the government will use force in order to save lives.

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