President Kenyatta speech: changes in Covid-19 restrictions

As Kenya continues to manage the spread and effects of Covid-19, President Uhuru Kenyatta has today addressed the country on the state of the pandemic.

Regarding the restrictions set in place to help curb coronavirus, the President highlighted several things in his 11th address since the outbreak of the disease in the country.

-Bars and nightclubs closure has been extended by 30 days. However, Kenyatta has directed the Bar Owners Association and the Ministry of Health to meet and discuss measures of protecting customers.

-The 4am-9pm curfew has also been extended by 30 days.

-Restaurant closing time has been extended for an hour from 7pm to 8pm.

-The number of people allowed in weddings and funerals has been raised from 15 people to 100 and the attendees should follow government guideline on fighting Covid-19.

-The ban on second-hand class clothes also called mitumba has been lifted and the Ministry of Health and industry stakeholders directed to meet and discuss Covid-19 control measures.

-The president also added that the government would hold a major conference to evaluate the coronavirus response in the country so far, and find ways to steer forward as a country.

About the number of Covid-19 cases in Kenya, Uhuru stated that 213 more people have tested positive for the virus. Unfortunately, five people have succumbed to the disease.

However, the positivity rate in Kenya has dropped from 13% to 8%. The WHO explains that a country should have a positivity rate of 5% to allow full resumptions of economic activities.

Nonetheless, the state of Covid-19 in Mombasa and Nairobi, which are the hotspots of the virus, is stabilizing.


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