PRESIDENT REOPENS NAIROBI, MOMBASA, AND MANDERA, HERE ARE KEY HIGHLIGHTS FROM HIS SPEECH TODAY
President Uhuru Kenyatta has lifted the ban of movement into and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan area, Mombasa and Mandera Counties.
The cessation of movement was enforced to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.
“I order and direct that the cessation of movement into and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan area, Mombasa and Mandera County shall lapse on July 7, 2020, at exactly 4.00 a.m.,” said the President.
Addressing the nation today at Harambee House, the President said that the nation has met a reasonable level of preparedness to deal with the pandemic hence the decision to partially reopen the country.
All public transport providers plying the three areas previously under movement restrictions will however require approval from the Ministry of Health on compliance of safety protocols.
CURFEW EXTENDED FOR 30 DAYS
He however extended the9:00 pm to 4: 00 am curfew for 30 more days.
The President has however forewarned Kenyans of a possible lockdown if the number of coronavirus cases spikes in the next 21 days.
The President has directed that only 100 people be allowed in places of worship. Besides, worship services should not last more than one hour.
All services should be conducted in an orderly manner in line with the stipulated guidelines. Sunday schools and madrassa will however remain closed.
Local flights will resume on July 15, 2020, while international travel in and out of the country will resume on August 1, 2020.
POLITICAL AND SOCIAL GATHERINGS
Restrictions on social and political gatherings have been extended for one month.
Restrictions on funeral and wedding ceremonies will also remain intact for another 30 days.