Government could re-introduce restriction of movement – CAS Rashid Aman

The government could once again restrict the movement of persons and close schools again of the cases of iOVID19 continue to rise.

While addressing the daily coronavirus briefs on Tuesday, Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dr. Rashid Aman said the government was closely monitoring what is happening in schools and will take appropriate action based on what will be fit.

“We will have to take action to restrict movement or close schools if numbers will increase…We will monitor what is happening in our schools and take action based on what will be fit at that time,” said Dr. Aman.

The announcement came as 318 people tested positive for COVID-19 from 2,592 samples tested in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s infections to 41,937.

CAS Aman said the government was concerned over an increase in COVID-19 cases in the country, saying the government may be forced to re-introduce measures aimed at curbing the spread of the virus.

He noted that over the past five days, the Ministry of Health has noted a steady increase in the caseload in the country.

“We have reported cases of reinfection in our country. We have instituted measures which have played a big role even as we are relaxing some measures that were put in place.”

He asked Kenyans to take appropriate measures to protect themselves and their children from the killer virus.

“I appeal to all Kenyans to be vigilant now more than ever before so that we protect our children. If we fail to adhere to the measures we will have ourselves to blame,” He said.