Senate suspends physical meetings over rising cases of COVID-19

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The senate has banned physical meetings for a month to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.

Speaker Kenneth Lusaka said the move was informed by the fears of legislators and staffers contracting the virus.

“We had a liaison committee meeting, which has all the chairpersons of committees, and agreed that all meetings should be held virtually,” Lusaka was quoted by the Standard.

The latest comes just a day after Kenya confirmed 727 more cases of the coronavirus, pushing the country’s total caseload to 21,363.

Of the new confirmed cases, 696 are Kenyans while 31 foreigners: 465 are males and 262 are female.

CS Kagwe stated that Nairobi remains a hotspot and Kirinyaga is also another county where infection rate is rapidly rising.