Covid-19: Kenya gets mobile labs as cases pass 1,000 mark

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A security officer wearing a protective face mask at the entrance of the Infectious Disease Unit of Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi.

Kenya on Wednesday acquired two mobile laboratories and testing kits from Germany to help fight Covid-19 as the number of cases passed the 1,000 mark.

The Health ministry announced 66 new cases bringing the national tally to 1,029.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said at a press briefing that of the new cases 62 are Kenyans and 2 foreigners.

Mr Kagwe announced an extension of cessation of movement in and out of Eastleigh and Old Town estate in Mombasa until June 6.

Malls and eateries will remained closed until the same date, the CS announced.

Of the new cases 30 are from Mombasa, 26 from Nairobi, three from Kajiado while Nakuru, Busia, Kisii, Meru, Kirinyaga, Makueni and Uasin Gishu counties recorded one case each.

In Mombasa the cases are distributed in the following estates: Likoni (10), Kisauni (8), Changamwe (3), Nyali (3), Jomvu (3) and Mvita (3).

In Nairobi, the new cases were recorded in Kibra (15), Langata (3), Starehe (2), Dagoretti (2), Westlands (1), Eastleigh (1), Mathare (1) and Dandora (1).

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