THE GOVERNMENT REVIWES COVID-19 CONTAINMENT MEASURES

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President Uhuru addressed the nation from the State House on Tuesday. And announced a review of the coronavirus measures in the country to curb the spread of infections.

The new measures are as follows;

So the nationwide curfew shall continue to be observed from 10:00 pm to 4:00 am for a further period of 60 days.

The hours of curfew are maintained at between 7:00 pm and 4:00 am in the Covid-19 hotspot zone up to 31st July, 2021. The hotspot zone include thge counties of Busia, Vihiga, Kisii, Nyamira, Kakamega, Kericho, Bomet, Bungoma, Trans-Nzoia, Kisumu, Siaya, Homa-Bay and Migori.

Excluding the above mentioned Counties, in/person worship and congregational worship shall continue to be conducted in keeping with the one-third capacity rule and in accordance with the guidelines of the Inter-Faith Council.

Prohibition against political gatherings and all public gatherings is extended for a further 60 days.

Also, ll persons coming into the country must be in possession of a negative Covid-19 PCR Certificate, acquired no more than 96 hours prior to arrival into the country.

All hospitals are directed to limit the number of visitors for hospitalized patients to one visitor per patient per day.

Funerals, cremations and other interment ceremonies shall be conducted strictly within 96 hours of confirmation of death.

Attendees, officiators, and facilitators of funerals or graveside/cremation, weddings, celebrations of marriage or traditional unions, ceremonies of rites of passage, and all other similar events shall be limited to 100 persons in total.

All other rules, guidelines, and protocols not reviewed through this Public Order shall continue to apply until otherwise notified.

Stay safe.

By Wanjiru Mbaru

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