The number of Coronavirus patients in the country has shot to 158 from the previous 142 cases announced on Sunday.
In a briefing at State House on Monday, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the confirmation of 16 new coronavirus cases which now raises the total number of patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Kenya to 158.
President Kenyatta also announced that the death toll from the coronavirus in the country had risen to six after two more individuals succumbed to the disease.
President Uhuru Kenyatta also declared the cessation of movement in by road or rail in Nairobi, Kilifi, Kwale and Mombasa Counties for 21 days.
The Nairobi directive starts on Monday 6th April at 7 pm while that of the other counties will begin from Wednesday 8th April.
The move will however not affect any cargo vehicle or vessel but companies will be required to assign only one driver and not more than three assistants to their vessels.
The president also directed that from now henceforth every Kenyan will be required to put on a mask whenever in Public spaces.
“Kenyans should wear a mask while in public places. There will be thousands of tailors who will make these masks,” he said