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

Wednesday May 20 2020

Kenya's Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe

Kenya's Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe gives a daily update on the coronavirus pandemic at Afya House in Nairobi on May 20, 2020. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO| NATION MEDIA GROUP  

By ANGELA OKETCH

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.

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