Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi has announced that Kenya has 12 more Covid-19 cases.
This now brings the number to 122 cases. Out of these, 11 are Kenyans and one is Somali.
But she noted that Kenya has lost one other patient to Covid-19. This brings the total deaths to four.
On Thursday, the government announced 29 new infections and two deaths, the biggest numbers since the first case of coronavirus was confirmed on March 13.
The government begun local production of face masks that will be distributed through the county governments and chairmen of boda bodas and matatus.
Tailors will also be allowed to make face masks from particular materials and are being advised to sell them at a cheap price.
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The counties will hire 5,000 health workers in the next seven days beginning immediately.
Community spread is the cause of between 27 per cent to 36 per cent of Covid-19 cases, according to the Ministry of Health director-general Dr Patrick Amoth.