COVID-19 CRISIS: Kenya infections surge to 465 after 30 new cases on Sunday

Kenya has on Sunday May 3 recorded its highest number of coronavirus infections in a single day, raising the total number of confirmed cases since March 13 to 465.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary/ Minister Rashid Aman announced 30 new cases of COVID-19 following the testing of 883 samples in the last 24 hours.

Of the 30 cases, 23 are men, seven are female with the youngest being 4 years old.

He further revealed that two more patients had succumbed to the virus, taking the country’s COVID-19 death toll to 24.

15 more people recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 152.

He also warned religious leaders who had opened Mosques at night for prayers threatening action against them.

He also addressed the hotel industry, which was recently allowed to resume activities under a raft of conditions, noting that some hoteliers had not followed the laid down measures by the state.

“We have observed that some eateries are not only operating without any regard to social distancing requirements but also deep into curfew hours.”

“The transport sector, particularly the matatu and boda boda operators have also gone back to the old normal days. There is a public outcry that some hoteliers are not following the protocols we have put in place,” stated Aman.

“The government will assess and determine whether these measures will continue or need to be reviewed,” he added.

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