Ministry of Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has announced that the government has moved to set up three more quarantine centres as the cases of those exposed to infected patients rose to over 600.
CS Kagwe announced that the Boma Inn, Utalii Hotel and the Kenya School of Monetary Studies will begin holding the quarantined individuals.
The government issued an order requiring all individuals jetting into the country between Sunday March 22 and Wednesday March 25 to undergo mandatory quarantine at their own cost.
The CS further asked the facilities to consider lowering their rates as a way of easing the burden on the individuals who had clearly not planned to spend 14 days away from their homes.
"I want to thank those hotels that have already admitted the quarantined people but we are appealing to you… these are people who came to the country without a plan to spend money in a hotel. If your normal charges are Sh12,000 in a hotel room you should not be charging more than 50% or 25% of that. So we are urging you to reduce the rate as part of your Corporate Social Responsibility," the CS directed.