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CS Kagwe adjusts curfew hours for Lake and Western region counties

By Collins Osanya On Fri, 30 Jul, 2021 14:09 | 2 mins read
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing journalists at Afya House on Thursday, June 4. [PHOTO | K24 DIGITAL
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing journalists at Afya House on Thursday, June 4. [PHOTO | K24 DIGITAL

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has announced a series of health measures to combat the upsurge of Covid-19 infections in the country.

While addressing the nation on Friday, July 30, Kagwe said the presidential directive on the 10 pm -to-4am nationwide curfew still stands, adding that the Lake and Western region counties will henceforth observe the 10 pm -to-4am curfew like other parts of the country.

“The hours of the ongoing national curfew to continue across the country from 10 pm to 4 am and this now applies to the counties in the Lake and Western region as well,” Kagwe said.

Here is the full list of all measures announced by Kagwe at the event;

1. All public gatherings including political rallies are suspended. Intergovernmental meetings to be put on hold too.

2.Worship in temples, mosques and churches to follow the 1/3 capacity rule of the place of worship. The 1/3 members should also maintain physical distance of at least one meter.

3. All eateries and restaurants to strictly adhere to the guidelines given by MOH.

4. Curfew starts at 10pm and ends at 4am including counties in the lake regions.

5. Employees should be allowed to work from home until further advice.

6. All those who have been vaccinated asked to adhere to the containment measures as they are at risk of contracting the virus. Kenyans have also been asked to get vaccinated when the call for vaccination is announced.

7. All teachers are asked to present themselves for COVID-19 vaccination.

8. 72 hours burial period to be adhered to in order to reduce the number of days and people who meet for burial meetings.

9. Only 50 people to attend funerals.

10.Counties asked to ramp up oxygen plants using pipes instead of tanks. About 23 counties to receive oxygen plants by end of August.

11. KEMSA to supply PPEs to counties despite the status of their pending bills.

12.Kenyans are advised to seek medical attention from qualified health workers and not self-medicate.

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