Old Town now locked down as locals deem disease a myth

A resident of Old Town, Mombasa, is curious about the coronavirus testing booths at Kaderbhouy Health Centre on May 3, 2020. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The two people died in their homes. Old Town had by Tuesday accounted for eight deaths, according to the county government.
  • Locals insisted they did not know of any case of coronavirus or death linked to the disease that has been reported in the area.

Exactly four days after Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho warned that he would put Old Town on lockdown, the government on Wednesday made good on the threat.

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