Joho Closes Nightclubs for a Month

  • Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho
    File photo of Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho in his office on February 27, 2020
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  • Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho on Saturday, March 14, announced the closure of all night clubs in the county following the confirmed case of coronavirus in Kenya.

    Speaking during a press briefing from his office, Joho stated that different agencies, together with the political leadership, had come up with ways that would help minimise the spread of the virus.

    "All nightclubs in Mombasa will be closed for the next 30 days starting today. No night clubs shall operate.

    A health practitioner in protective gear at Coronavirus treatment and isolation facility in Mbagathi District Hospital, Nairobi on Friday, March 6, 2020.
    A health practitioner in protective gear at Coronavirus treatment and isolation facility in Mbagathi District Hospital, Nairobi on Friday, March 6, 2020.
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    "We are also announcing that bars and restaurants shall be allowed to operate until 11 p.m. and minimise on their music," he added.

    In addition, Joho stated that the team had agreed to suspend prison visits for the next 30 days, to minimise visits to the sick in hospitals, to suspend all inter-school functions, suspend all public gatherings, meeting and events and run a door-door sensitization campaign.

    Joho insisted that the government would go after people fuelling fear of the coronavirus situation on social media.

    "If you are using this to create fear and panic, this will not be entertained," he warned. 

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    This comes after Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Friday, March 13, stated that all public activities, meetings, religious crusades, games and all events were banned after the first coronavirus case was confirmed in Kenya.

    Speaking during a press conference at Harambee House, CS Mutahi stated that there was no exception made.

    "The decision has been made to ban all public rallies, there is no exception.

    "We have suspended all public activities, meetings, religious crusades, games and all events that are of a huge public measure. Normal church services can go on provided that they provide sanitising and hand washing as people go into the worshipping areas. We have also suspended all inter-school events but schools remain open," Mutahi declared.