Government: Information about a Lockdown is false, misinforming and causing panic

Cyrus Oguna

The office of Government Spokesperson has told Kenyans not to believe information on social media over a public lockdown, saying such information is false and causing panic. Throughout the day, Kenyans have been anticipating a public lockdown over the coronavirus.

”There is information on social media of a possible lockdown in Kenya. The information is false, misinforming & causing panic. Don’t consume such content whose source can’t be verified. Let us remain calm, & only consume information from @MOHKenya or @SpokespersonGoK,” the government’s spokesperson office tweeted.

The government has urged Kenyans to only consume information from the Ministry of Health and Office of Government Spokesperson.

Earlier on, The Ministry of Trade and Industrialization suspended the importation of all second hand clothes starting today. While speaking to the media from her office, Trade and Industrialization CS Betty Maina said the move was meant to minimize the spread of coronavirus as well as promote local textile industries.

”Government has suspended importation of second hand clothes with immediate effect to safeguard the health of Kenyans and promote local textiles in the wake of corona virus,” the Ministry of Trade said in a statement.

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