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Cops shouldn't arrest Kenyans not wearing masks in private cars - Oguna

Oguna emphasiszed that everyone should leave the house wearing a mask.

In Summary

• During a press briefing at Afya House on Monday, the spokesperson said the police are 'enforcing the rule' to help Kenyans get used to the new norm.

• He said every Kenyan must find a way to achieve compliance to what the government has set.

Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna during a press briefing on the coronavirus at Afya House on May 18,2020.
Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna during a press briefing on the coronavirus at Afya House on May 18,2020.
Image: MERCY MUMO

Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna has clarified it is not a requirement to wear a face mask inside a private vehicle.

Oguna said no one should be arrested if found without a mask in a private car though it should be encouraged to have one before leaving his house to help cement the culture of wearing them in public places.

During a press briefing at Afya House on Monday, the spokesperson said the police are 'enforcing the rule' to help Kenyans get used to the new norm.

 

"If you are stepping out of your house, wear a mask," Oguna said.

 

He said every Kenyan must find a way to achieve compliance to what the government has set.

Health CAS Rashid Aman on Monday confirmed the country had recorded 25 new cases of Covid-19, raising the country's total number to 912.

This is out of the 1, 139 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours.

Aman announced no deaths from the disease. The country's fatalities remain at 50.

The country also witnessed 22 more recoveries bringing to 336 the patients who have recovered from the disease.

The CAS also confirmed 53 truck drivers who had turned positive at the border in the last 24 hours were denied entry into Kenya.