Nairobi — Travel in and out of Mombasa, Kwale and Kilifi counties will be halted for an initial 21-day containment period beginning 7pm on Wednesday in measures to contain the spread of coronavirus in Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced on Monday.
The decision was arrived at following a National Security Council meeting held at State House, Nairobi.
The three coastal counties cumulatively account for 14 per cent ogf 158 cases reported in the country.
Movement in and out of Nairobi will be restricted effective 7pm on Monday, April 6 residents allowed to commute within the city between 5am and 7pm daily.
President Kenyatta said movement by rail, road or air will remain suspended as the county battles to contain coronavirus.
Nairobi accounts for 82 per cent of all reported COVID-19 cases.