The Nairobi County Assembly on Tuesday adjourned its sittings indefinitely due to a sharp rise in cases of Covid-19 reported.

While announcing the adjournment, Speaker Benson Mutura revealed that more than 40 cases had been reported in the assembly.

Mutura also revealed that two Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) in Nairobi were on oxygen after contracting Coronavirus, with many others said to be battling the virus.

The capital’s County Assembly made the decision to suspend sittings until further notice to tame fast rising cases of the deadly virus that is also ravaging other counties across Kenya.

Nairobi County has been leading in the number of people who are testing positive for Covid-19 in the daily numbers announced by the Ministry of health headed by CS Mutahi Kagwe.

President Uhuru Kenyatta recently locked Nairobi alongside Machakos, Kiambu, Kajiado and Nakuru following a surge in the deadlier third wave of the pandemic to stem infections.

Uhuru ordered a cessation of movement in the 5 zoned counties, revised daily curfew to 8pm-4am, banned public gatherings and shut down bars and restaurants in the 5 counties.