The county government of Kilifi has ordered the closure of all industries within the county to curb the spread of Coronavirus.
Also closed are all export processing zones (EPZ) and quarries.
A memo from Kilifi county secretary Arnold Mkare directed the temporary closure of cement processing factories, quarries, all processing firms and all other industries where many people congregate.
Kilifi has over seven salt firms in Magarini, several coral block quarries in Kilifi, the Mombasa cement clinker factory in Takaungu, the Simba cement factory in Rabai, the Mabati rolling mills in Mariakani and many other industries.
Mkare warned that any industry that will go against the directive may be closed permanently.
The county is considered a priority area together with Mombasa Kwale and Nairobi counties after several cases turned positive for coronavirus.
So far Boda Boda operations have been banned, tuk-tuks are also not allowed to carry more than one passenger.
The hospital is being decongested while mortuaries were shut down in a move aimed at reducing the spread of the virus.