CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS.
7TH JAN 2020: CORONAVIRUS IDENTIFIED.
Chinese authorities identified Coronavirus as the cause of pneumonia-related infections in Wuhan. China had already shutdown the Wuhan seafood market suspected to have been the source of the virus and declared an outbreak of the disease despite the virus being unknown.
28TH FEB 2020: NERC ESTABLISHED.
His Excellency the President, through Executive Order Number 2 of 2020, established the National Emergency Response Committee on Coronavirus. The committee was tasked to coordinate the country’s preparedness and response to Covid-19.
12TH MAR 2020: 1ST CASE CONFIRMED.
This was a case of a Kenyan citizen who had travelled from the United States and the confirmation followed testing that was being done at the National Public Health Laboratories. The patient, Brenda, was isolated at the Infectious Disease Unit at Kenyatta National Hospital.
15TH MAR 2020: CONTAINMENT MEASURES GIVEN.
This was the first Presidential address in regard to the containment of Covid-19.President Uhuru Kenyatta directed;
- Travel ban to & from countries with confirmed C0vid-19
- 14 days self-quarantine for all incoming passengers
- Suspension of all learning institutions & encouraged a work from home policy.
27TH MAR 2020: PUBLIC ORDER ANNOUNCED
Declaration of nationwide dusk to dawn curfew and only designated essential service providers were allowed to operate within the prohibited hours.
6TH APR 2020: CESSATION OF MOVEMENT IN HOTSPOT COUNTIES
The President ordered cessation of movement in Nairobi Metropolitan Region, Mombasa County, Kilifi and Kwale Counties for an initial period of 21 days as these were seen as the areas where Covid cases were high in number.
6TH & 7TH MAY 2020: LOCKDOWN OF SELECTED MUNICIPALITIES
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe declared a 15-day cessation of movement in two hotspot municipalities-Old Town in Mombasa County & Eastleigh in Nairobi County.
23RD MAY 2020: PARTIAL LIFTING OF MOVEMENT CESSATION
Cessation of movement in Killifish, Kwale, Old Town and Eastleigh was lifted as a result of the number of cases reducing.
10TH JUNE 2020: EXTRA ORDINARY SUMMIT
The President hosted a meeting with all governors and gave directives on how Coronavirus will be contained. Each county government was to deliver isolation facilities with at least 300-bed facility, review effectiveness of the containment measures & develop protocols for progressive reopening of the economy.
27TH JULY 2020: BARS CLOSED
From today at 7 pm all bars and business that sell alcohol will be required by law to close down after the president directed No MORE SALE OF ALCOHOL for the next 30 days within the Kenyan border.
28TH SEPT 2020: PRESIDENT DECIDES.
Today the President is set to give Kenyans the way forward. For the past 6 months the economy has gone down, businesses lost, families lost loved ones, schools closed and all Kenyans hope is to be given the opportunity to go back to their lives even though it won’t be business as usual.Follow us in social media: