President Uhuru Kenyatta has extended Covid-19 containment measures for another 60 days.
Uhuru’s statement was released after he met opposition leaders at State House, Mombasa. The meeting was also attended by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.
ODM leader Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Gideon Moi (Kanu) and Moses Wetang’ula (Ford Kenya) attended.
The issued containment measures include:
— The differentiated curfew hours for the previously identified Covid-19 hotspot zones of Kisumu, Siaya, Homa Bay, Migori, Busia, Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma, Kisii, Nyamira, Kericho, Bomet, and Trans Nzoia are lifted.
These counties will now observe the nationwide curfew.
— All physical/in-person public gatherings and meetings, including political rallies and campaign meetings for impending by-elections are suspended for 60 days.
— All other social gatherings, including weddings, funerals, and similar events or ceremonies shall strictly adhere to the 100-person attendance limit.
— Officiators and proprietors of funeral homes are to strictly adhere to the prescribed 96 hours of confirmation of death, and secure processing for burial within this period.
— Places of worship nationwide shall continue to strictly adhere to the one-third rule for in-person worship and congregational worship, and protocols on hygiene and social distancing in accordance with the guidelines of the Inter-Faith Council.
— The operations of bars, restaurants, and eateries shall continue as guided by the Ministry of Health guidelines, failure to which appropriate action against management shall be taken;
Uhuru said national government administration officers are to secure compliance with these directives without fail.
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