Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has announced that the mandatory wearing of face masks in public places has been lifted.
In a press conference on Friday, March 11, the CS said that, henceforth, it will be voluntary for Kenyans to wear masks in public places.
This makes Kenya the first African country to relax the COVID-19 measures to such an extent.
“Wearing masks in public places is no longer a must but when they are visiting government offices and in PSVs then they should wear the masks,” he said.
Asked why he had opted to relax the measures, Kagwe said that it is because the number of people contacting COVID-19 in the country had gone down citing immunity.
In addition, the government has also done away with quarantining.