Curfew flouters to be quarantined in different facilities

They will no longer be accommodated at the usual government quarantine facilities,

In Summary

• Health CAS Rashid Aman said the facilities will still be required to enable social distancing of those being held.

• Aman noted that most people have little regard for the government's containment measures with the curfew being the most breached directive.

Health CAS Rashid Aman during the daily Covid-19 briefing at Atya House on Friday, April 24, 2020.
Health CAS Rashid Aman during the daily Covid-19 briefing at Atya House on Friday, April 24, 2020.
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A

The Inspector-General of Police has been directed to designate a curfew breakers’ holding place.

Curfew breakers will no longer be accommodated at the usual government quarantine facilities, health CAS Rashid Aman said on Sunday.

He said the facilities will still be required to enable social distancing of those being held.

 

Aman was speaking during the daily Covid-19 daily presser where he announced 30 more cases of infection.

The country now has 465 confirmed cases.

Aman noted that most people have little regard for the government's containment measures with the curfew being the most breached directive.

"We have observed that some mosques have revised prayer time and are now opened for prayers at night. This contravenes the directive that suspended all religious gatherings,"

He cautioned that religious leaders should put an end to this practice forthwith, failure of which legal action will be taken against them.