President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced an end to the cessation of movement in five counties labelled disease Infected zones. The counties include Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Nakuru and Kiambu.
Speaking at State House during the Labour Day celebrations, the President announced that the country had registered a significant drop in Covid-19 numbers hence the need to allow Kenyan to move freely.
“Bars to operate until 7PM. Employers encouraged to allow workers work from home, with exception of critical workers. Hospital visits limited to one visitor per patient per day. Political gathering ban extended. It is never the intent of Govt. to make life unbearable,” he also added.
The President at the same time, cautioned Kenyans against failing to observe covid-19 rules.
The President has also adjusted the curfew hours from 8 pm in locked counties to 10 pm. The rest of the counties will have the same 10 pm as their curfew hours.
“In person worship shall resume, attending congregation is capped to 1/3rd of the capacity of the place of worship. Operations of restaurants & eateries shall resume, recommended to use outdoor spaces. Educational institutions to reopen according to calendar,” the Head of State also noted.
The announcement comes at a time when Kenyans have been calling for the reopening of the country due to economic difficulties.