Kenya has announced three more confirmed cases of Covid-19 taking the total number of confirmed cases to 31 even as Kenyans prepare for a dusk to dawn curfew set to start on Friday.
The government says it is working toward testing more people as well as putting together measures that will cut down on the number of infections that seems to be growing on a daily basis.
On Wednesday, President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed his salary and that of his deputy William Ruto to be reduced by 80 percent to help in cushioning the economy against the effects of Coronavirus.
Uhuru has also ordered the salaries for Cabinet Secretaries to be reduced by 30 percent, same as Chief Administrators. Principal secretaries’ salaries will be reduced by 20 percent.
President Uhuru Kenyatta hopes that the amount collected from the reduced salaries will help in cushioning the economy which has already started receiving the heat against the deadly Coronavirus.
Uhuru also announced nationwide daily curfews effective Friday, 27th March in the wake of the spread of COVID-19 in Kenya.
During a press conference held today at the State House, the president announced that they had confirmed 3 more positive cases of the virus, bringing the total to 28 on Kenyan soil.
The curfews will be expected to run every day from 7 pm to 5 am in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 and encourage people to stay home.
Kenyans have been expecting a nationwide lockdown to be announced seeing as some of its Subsaharan peers such as South Africa and Rwanda have implemented lockdowns.