Government curfew directive as 3 more cases of Coronavirus confirmed in Kenya

Kenya has three more confirmed cases of Coronavirus that brings the national toll to 28.

In a statement issued from State House, President Uhuru Kenyatta, has however stated that one Coronavirus patient has recovered from the disease. He added that the government is enhancing quarantine and testing capacity on a daily basis.

Kenyatta has given an order that directs the national treasury to move to parliament for approval of several relief, which include 100 percent tax relief for gross monthly income earners of up to Ksh 24, 000, reduction of income tax or PAYE from 30 percent to 25 percent, and reduction of turnover tax from 3 percent to 1 percent effective April 1.

To free up money to combat the pandemic, Kenyatta has ordered reduced salary of top government officials. The president and his deputy will get an 80 percent salary cut, cabinet secretaries 30 percent, and principal secretaries 30%.

In efforts to control the spread of Coronavirus, the president has urged Kenyans to reduce movement and congregating in large groups. He also insisted that citizens should follow the guidelines of the Ministry of Health

He also added that effective Friday March 27, there will be a 7pm-5am curfew for ordinary mwananchi except for essential and critical service providers.

 

See also: List of essential,critical service providers exempted from curfew directive

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