Curfew, cessation of movement extended for 30 days

President Uhuru Kenyatta has extended the dusk-to-dawn curfew for 30 more days.

The dusk to dawn curfew extended for further 3o days but time 7pm to 9pm with the end time for the same being from 5am to 4am.

“I hereby direct that dusk-to-dawn curfew is extended for 30 more days” said President Kenyatta.

Addressing the nation on Saturday, Kenyatta said the variation of time is to allow Kenyans have full work schedule.

The cessation of movement into and out of Nairobi, Mombasa and Mandera has also been extended for another 30 days.

The ban on gatherings and bars that majority of Kenyans were waiting for has been extended for further 30 days.

The same applies to International travel restrictions are extended but the Ministry of transport directed within 7 days to develop protocols on local air travel.

Meanwhile it is good news for the residents of Eastleigh in Nairobi and Old Town Mombasa as the Head of state directed that that the cessation of movement into out of Eastleigh and old Town Mombasa shall lapse as from June 7, 2020.

The same applies to Kilifi and Kwale Counties where he stated that the cases of covid-19 pandemic have reduced.

The President adding that in order to fully open up the country, the experts state that the infections must be contained and number of infections and death must be headed downwards and this is not the case in for Kenya at the moment.

In addition, the capacity for surveillance and contact tracing must be fully across the country.

Another threshold for opening up the country is that healthcare system must be prepared to handle the pandemic and must not be overwhelmed but this is not the current situation in Kenya.

While noting that Health is a shared function, President Kenyatta revealed that a meeting between national and counties will on Wednesday next week to assess the situation before opening up the country.

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