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Sh. 20,000 fine or jail time for failing to wear mask in vehicles

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Covid-19 Mask Fine Kenya: Kenyans who fail to wear  a mask when traveling in a matatu or any private vehicle will be fined Sh. 20,000 or go to jail for six months.

In the same vein, failing to wear a mask in public and lack of social distance could cost Kenyans the same punishments. Business owners whose business fail to provide soap and water or an alcohol-based sanitizer at the entrance will face jail time or the same Sh. 20,000 fine.

The same applies if you violate any of the Public Health (COVID-19 Restriction of Movement of Persons and Related Measures) Rules 2020. These rules are contained in a Gazette Notice dated April 6 by Health cabinet secretary Mutahi Kagwe.

“A person who commits an offence under these Rules shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding twenty thousand shillings or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or both,” the notice says.

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The rules come as Kenya’s confirmed cases of coronavirus inched closer to 200. On Thursday, Kenya recorded five more cases of the Covid-19 disease, raising its total number to 184.

In terms of the age distribution of all the 184 cases, he said three were below 15 years old, 49 in the age 15-29 group, 119 in the age 30-59 group and 13 above age 60. One hundred and seven of them are male while 77 are female.

“Looking at age distribution, the coronavirus disease is affecting the more productive members of our society. This means we need to take charge and observe the interventions put in place,” Health Chief Administrative Secretary, Dr Mercy Mwangangi said.

Regarding contact tracing, the ministry said 2,046 people were monitored and 1,448 discharged, and that 598 were under follow-up.

It further said that closure of the quarantine facilities at Trademark and Hill Park hotels and said all other mandatory quarantine centres would be shut by the end of the week.

“Out of the 2,050 people admitted in quarantine facilities, 880 have been discharged,” the ministry explained. The Covid-19 disease has killed at least 89,418 people worldwide since it was first reported in Wuhan, China, on December 31, 2019

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