Barely 24 hours after the pronouncement of partial reopening of restaurants and eateries, has the government said that no restaurant will be allowed to open until it is cleared and issued with a new permit.

Acting head of public health Doctor Kuria, has directed that the permit can be gotten from the MoH county director.

 On his part, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman has said restaurants will only open after meeting the requirements, adding that the government is working on plan for all food handlers to be tested in the face of challenges regarding testing.

A detailed protocol will be posted on the website in due course.

The number of patients who have recovered from the COVID-19 Corona virus in the country continue to increase.

This is after 10 more patients had been discharged, bringing the total number of recoveries to 124.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman, has announced that the country’s total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases rose to 374 as 11 more people tested positive.

The 11 people were among 589 tested for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours with seven of the new cases recorded in Nairobi and four in Mombasa.

In terms of the 374 cases in county distribution, Nairobi has reported 241 positive cases, Mombasa 97, Kilifi nine, Mandera eight, Kiambu five and Kajiado three.

Kitui, Nakuru and Siaya had two each while Homa Bay, Kakamega, Kwale and Uasin Gishu had one case each.

Of the 7 new cases, in Nairobi, 4 are from Kawangware , Eastleigh (1), Manji (1) and Kaloleni (1) while the four cases from Mombasa are all from Kibokoni (Old Town).

In age distribution, two of the new cases are children aged three and that the oldest patient is 75 years old.

The government has announced that Molecular based testing for COVID-19 is the only approved procedure.Other tests, including the antibody-based test, are yet to be approved.

Diagnostic tests and antibody blood tests are the only two kinds of tests available for Covid-19.