Golf clubs to close as government intensify sporting measures to curb Coronavirus

Golf clubs in Nairobi. Image|Courtesy

The government has ordered the closure of all golf clubs in the country, even as it increase measures in the sporting sector to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

Addressing the public on Tuesday, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said all open air sporting clubs must observe social distancing.

"It has come to our attention that most people in these clubs do not observe social distance. I therefore direct that all golf clubs must be closed with immediate effect," said CS Kagwe.

The CS also said that all club houses in the country should remain closed, to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

There are about forty golf clubs in country where the Kenya Open Golf Championship and other games takes place.

With the leading Karen Country Club, Muthaiga Golf Club –home of the Kenya Golf Union –to the Royal Nairobi Golf Club –which dates back more than 100 years, golfers will have to face it off until Coronavirus is contained.

The number of COVID -19 cases in the country have increased to 172, with the government warning Kenyans to prepare for the worsed in the coming days.

"The most important thing to to now is to stay at home, keep social distance to avoid the spread of the virus," said the CS.

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