Curfew Extended, New covid 19 Guidelines Released
Our country continues to be prone to the coronavirus pandemic, which has recorded high number of positive cases in the country in the past, with some counties including Nairobi reporting higher cases each day, which has now prompted the government to take new measures to reduce the spread of Covid19 percentage.
His Excellency President Uhuru was the one who was awaited to address the nation but despite his visit to the UK, CS Mutahi Kagwe addressed the nation on the COVID-19 situation in the country.
Mutahi Kagwe has said that the recent data from hotspot counties in the Nyanza and Western region shows that if we stick to the measures we given then cases od contraction of virua will definitely decrease.
Mutahi Kagwe of the Ministry of Health has said that they are seeing an increase in cases in the areas of Kiambu, Kajiado, Lamu, Makueni, Muran’ga, Nyandarua, Nairobi, Taita Taveta and Tana River counties.
These are the counties that are now dealing with COVID-19 following the increase in positive cases of covid 19 in the past few weeks.
The government has announced the following guidelines.
-The national curfew continues until further notice between 10 pm and 4 Am. The lake region counties have had their curfew time revised from 7 pm to 10 pm.
– All government meetings have been directed to be conducted virtually or postponed
– Teachers have been implored to take vaccines to prevent the further spread of disease.
– Counties will continue receiving personal protective equipment from KEMSA despite the pending bills. Counties have been urged also to increase more isolation centers and build more oxygen plants.
– Funeral services to be conducted within 72 hours with strict adherence to the ministry of health guidelines for Covid
– Political leaders have been urged to be part of the solution and not problem, cautioned against holding political rallies.
Cabinet secretary of health added that the government will not hesitate to take stricter measures should the compliance from the public be compromised.
-All public gatherings have been suspended nationwide, with in-person gatherings limited to 1/3 of the capacity of the place of worship. While indoors, maintain a physical distance of at least 1 meter.