Governor Joho bans disco in Mombasa for fear of Coronavirus

Nightclubs and bars will now be closed by 7:30pm everyday due to Coronavirus./PHOTO

Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho has issued an order to all the night clubs and discos in Mombasa to be closed for the next 30 days.

Addressing journalists on Saturday in Mombasa, Joho also directed that all restaurants and bars will only be allowed to operate up to 11pm and warned against loud music.

The County boss said that these were some rules to help avert spread of the Coronavirus after Kenya reported first case.

“I urged all the public and private institutions to provide sanitizes or hand washing mechanism to their customers as one of the preventive measures against Corona Virus,” said Joho.

Mombasa County is among 14 counties placed on a high alert for the coronavirus, others include Nairobi, Kisumu, Kiambu, Uasin Gishu, Kajiado, Busia, Migori, Kilifi, Kakamega, Kajiado, Nakuru, Wajir and Garissa.

First coronavirus case was reported in Nairobi on Friday after a 27 year old female student who traveled in from the United States via London, United Kingdom tested positive.

The symptoms include fever, dry cough, headache and shortness of breath.

Earlier, County government had advised residents against kissing, hugging and shaking hands.

Joho has also assured Likoni ferry commuters that the county will provide hand sanitizers on both island and mainland.