Uhuru confirms 16 more cases of covid 19 as total rises to 158

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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,6TH APRIL 2020-Kenya has confirmed 16 more coronavirus cases, President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced.

This now brings the country’s total number to 158.

Addressing the media from State House on Monday afternoon, Uhuru said to date, the government have tested a total of 4,277 people.

The number stood at 142 cases on Sunday. The government on Sunday extended the suspension of international flights for another 30 days.

The extension of the ban on international flights will take effect from April 6.

Transport CS James Macharia however, said evacuation and cargo flights are exempted from the ban.

Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi also directed that those who die from the virus must be buried in 24 hours

The burials will be restricted to less than 15 close family members.

She added that all persons visiting open spaces such as supermarkets, markets and using PSVs should at all time wear face masks to curb the spread of Covid-19.

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