Government suspends political gatherings,curfew extended

President Uhuru Kenyatta has on Wednesday suspended all political gatherings and rallies for 60 days.

Addressing the nation after holding a meeting with counties’ leadership on matters COVID-19,he said the political rallies have been taking place with no observance to containment measures.

The Head of state calling on leaders to be role models by adhering to the measures.

“I hereby order that all political gatherings and rallies suspended for a period of 60 days” he said.

Meanwhile,the national dusk to dawn curfew has been extended to 3rd January 2021.

However,the curfew hours now stands at 10pm to 4am.

The government has also ordered that all bars and restaurants that had been opened to public to only operate up to 9pm daily.

The operators at the bars,restaurants and liquor selling points to ensure compliance or risk licenses being revoked.

In addition,all Cabinet Secretaries,Chief administrative Secretaries and Principal Secretaries now ordered to scale down engagement within government to virtual.

Public service servants of 58 years and above will now be allowed to operate from.

On Education,the government has directed that all candidates continue with their learning while basic education classes resume in January 2021.

The President urging MPs to engage NGAAF and CDF Boards towards reopening of schools.

He says the Boards should now focus on enhancing hand-washing points,facemasks and general sanitation in schools.

While reiterating the need for better coordination between levels of governments,the President has directed that counties maintain isolation bed capacity.

And in Counties where there will be upsurge of COVID-19 cases,the national government will engage the specific county and might declare lockdown and other restrictions.

The government has also commenced a campaign dubbed ‘No mask,no services’.

The President says this will help in ensuring members of the public wear masks while in public places.

“Services will not be offered on people who do not observe protocols.No mask,no services” he said.

The Ministry of Interior also tasked to constitute a special inclusive enforcement unit to enforce protocol.

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