Governors threaten to lock down counties if COVID-19 infections rise


 Governors are now threatening to lock down counties should COVID-19 infections keep inceasing.

Council of Governors (COG) chair Wycliffe Oparanya said they may have to reach that decision after witnessing rising numbers in counties neighboring Nairobi since the phased reopening was announced.

Out of 11,252 cases now, Nairobi has 55 per cent at a caseload of 6,245.

Mombasa follows at 1,768 while Kiambu now ranks third nationally at 602 infections.

COG chair Wycliffe Oparanya, in a statement, said, “In the event that the situation gets dire, individual County Governments will have no choice but to in consultation with President Uhuru Kenyatta seek to lock down the affected County to contain the rapid spread and protect lives.”