66 test positive as Kenya hits 1029 confirmed COVID-19 cases

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Kenya has recorded 66 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 1029.

64 of the new cases are Kenyans while two are foreign nationals.

According to Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, the new cases are distributed as follows; Mombasa leads with 30 cases, Nairobi follows with 26 cases while three cases were from Nairobi.

Acknowledging that cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in the counties, CS Kagwe announced a raft of new measures.

One of the measures is to extend the cessation of movement into and out of Eastleigh, Nairobi, and Old Town, Mombasa, areas to June 6, to further curb the spread of COVID-19.

This comes after the government also extended the countrywide dusk-to-dawn curfew for a further period of 21 days up to June 6.

While extending the measures, President Uhuru Kenyatta said that the country is not yet out of the woods in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, and that extending the curfew will be vital in ensuring the country reaches the ultimate goal.

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