Coronavirus: Joho orders shut down of night clubs in Mombasa

Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho has ordered the shut down of night clubs in the county following the coronavirus outbreak.

The closure will be for a 30-days time as announced by the Governor himself on Saturday.

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Other popular joints including hotels and bars will however remain open under instructions to provide hand sanitizers to those visiting them.

Joho said that the move will help control the spread of coronavirus since the first case in the country was reported on Friday.

Ferrys were not spared in the speech as they were ordered to provide sanitizers to thosse boarding them.

A door to door exercise meant to educate residents on the importance of hygiene will be conducted in the county.

All visitors making their way into the county through the SGR will be screened on points of entry and also provided with hand sanitizers as well.

Places of worship have been urged to exercise hygiene of worshipers and ensure sanitizers are kept handy to control transmission of the virus.

How the first case of coronavirus happened

The first case to be reported in the country is said to have originated from a Kenyan who had traveled from the U.S to Nairobi through London.

She is said to have traveled to her ancestral home while in country before making her way to Nairobi where she resides.

The patient took herself in for checkup after feeling unwell something Health CS Mutahi Kagwe praise her.

The government managed to track down everyone she came into contact with and are currently under quarantine to avoid further transmission.

Kenyans have been called to remain on high alert over the symptoms.

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Berryl Achieng
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