A legal notice signed by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, has extended the nationwide curfew for another 60 days. The curfew, which currently runs between 10 pm and 4 am will be in place until 27th July. The curfew is part of the COVID-19 containment measures put in place by the government.
“This Order shall apply during the hours of darkness between ten o’clock in the evening and four o’clock in the morning with effect from the 28 of May, 2021 and shall remain in effect for a period of sixty days thereof,” read part of the legal notice dated May 28, 2021.
At the same time, the government has maintained all restrictions to public gatherings, processions or movement either alone or as a group during the curfew period.
Only those permitted, in writing, by a police officer in charge of the police in a county or a police officer in charge of the police in a division or sub-county shall be given a pass.
The Ministry of Health has warned that Kenya faces a high possibility of a fourth wave as the numbers continue to surge.
Speaking during the country National breakfast last week, Ministry of Health CAS, Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, urged Kenyans to remain steadfast in following all the laid out protocols.
On Sunday, 30th May, Kenya registered 444 new COVID-19 infections and 17 reported deaths. Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe in a statement confirmed a positivity rate of 8.9%. The country’s fatalities have risen to 3,141 with a total of 104 patients in the ICU.
Kagwe said 1,171 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide another 4,682 patients under the Home Based program.
Pertaining COVID-19 vaccinations, 968,733 persons have so far been vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease countrywide as of May 29. The Ministry of Health is expected to commence administering the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine this week.