Where to wear face masks –police cautioned when to enforce Covid-19 curb measure

Wearing face masks in private car. Image|Courtesy

The government in April directed that everyone visiting public places should wear face masks to limit the spread of Covid-19.

But things have turned out difficult for those found violating this rule, with law enforcers apprehending them and some send to quarantine centers.

Private car owners have in recent days found themselves on the wrong side of the law for failing to wear face masks.

However, according to government spokesman Cyrus Oguna, it is not a must for one to wear face mask while in his private car.

Speaking on Monday during the daily coronavirus brief, Col. Oguna confirmed that the “police are not supposed to arrest those not wearing face masks while inside their private cars.”

Meanwhile, Oguna said that it is advisable for one to wear the mask in case he might forget to put it on while getting out of the car.

The number of coronavirus in the country continue to scale, with 25 people testing positive out of 1,239 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

The 25 cases are distributed in the counties of Kajiado (6), Mombasa (5), Nairobi (3), Kiambu (3), Kwale (3), Taita Taveta (2), Garissa (2) and Meru (1).

The counties of Meru, Taita Taveta and Garissa the recent to be infected with virus, bringing to total 23 number of counties affected by Covid-19

The country has also recorded an increase in recoveries to 336 after 22 more patients were discharged while the number of fatalities remains at 50.

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