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Google report: 16% of Kenyans in Nairobi are back to work

Google report: 16% of Kenyans in Nairobi are back to work

Number of Kenyans who resolved to going back to their places of work in the past one week increased by 16 percent, this is according to a Google’s weekly COVID-19 Community Mobility Report which was released on Monday.

The report also indicates that movement in residential areas reduced to 20 per cent from 25 per cent while recreational areas like restaurants. Shopping centers and movie theaters recorded 5 per cent reduction in movement as Kenyans are keen not to visited crowded areas.

However in Mombasa, there was a slite increase of visits to places of work by Kenyans indicating a 10 percent hike, whereas Kisumu has a 14 percent increase.

 “In Mombasa, there is a 10 per cent increase in people within work spaces and a two per cent reduction in people moving within residential areas. Kisumu has recorded an increase of 14 per cent of those going to work and a three per cent reduction of movement in residential spaces in the past week,” the statement read.

The statement further stated that fewer people used public transport such as buses and trains witnessing a six per cent reduction in movement.

Mobility trends for places like restaurants, cafes, shopping centers, theme parks, museums, libraries, and movie theaters saw a significant reduction by 50 percent according to the report.

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