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Government to begin crackdown on Eateries violating Directives

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The government is set to begin a crackdown on restaurants and eateries operating without adhering to the set directives.

On Sunday Health CAS Rashid Aman said that many eateries have opened their doors without adhering to the set directives.

He further added that the owners will be arrested and charged for violating the directives and putting the lives of Kenyans at risk.

“The hospitality industry should find a mechanism to police themselves. The government is commited to opening the economy but we must adhere to the new norms we cannot continue to risk the lives of Kenyans.” He said

On 27th April, the Government announced that will be allowed to re-open in the country, but under strict measures aimed at maintaining social distancing to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Owners of eateries were instructed to get their staff tested for Covid-19, Fumigate their premises and set them up to observe the 1.5 meter social distance before opening their doors.

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The CAS spoke on Sunday when he announced that Kenya had recorded the highest number of recoveries from the pandemic since it was first reported in the country.

Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman said the total number of recoveries in the country now stands at 239 after 32 more people recovered from the disease.

Speaking at Afya House on Sunday, the CAS noted that the total number of coronavirus cases in Kenya has risen to 672.

This is after 23 people among them 22 Kenyans and one Burundian National tested positive for the disease.

20 of the cases were picked out by the surveillance team while three are from designated quarantine facilities.

The CAS said the new cases are from 1056 samples tested out across the country and are from Mandera (6), Nairob (4) and Kajiado (1) and Mombasa (12).