14-seater matatus to carry only 8 passengers - CS Mutahi Kagwe

SGR to maintain 60 per cent capacity

14-seater matatus to carry only 8 passengers, 25-seater to carry 15, 30+ capacity PSVs, SGR and Commuter trains to maintain 60% capacity - Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

14-seater matatus will now carry a maximum of 8 passengers per trip to avoid spread of Coronavirus, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe directed on Friday.

25-seater vehicles were further directed to carry at most 15 passengers while 30+ seater PSVs, the SGR and Commuter trains were ordered to maintain a maximum of 60% of their capacity with each trip.

The CS further asked PSV operators to ensure that passengers do not cluster together in the vehicle which will help in maintaining a safe social distance.

Supermarkets to limit number of shoppers

Another new measure announced by the CS was for retail outlets to limit the number of persons inside their facilities.

The CS recommended that owners of supermarkets, malls and other outlets to use queues outside their facilities and a 24-hour work day to ensure the numbers are controlled.

"A queue management system must be established to manage the crowds outside the supermarket and priority be given to the elderly, pregnant mothers and people living with disabilities," he stated.

Entertainment spots such as bars and clubs have also been ordered to close by 7:30 pm beginning Monday March 23, 2020.

The CS reported that the number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Kenya stood at 7.


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