President Kenyatta hints at lifting COVID-19 curfew soon
President Uhuru Kenyatta said the nationwide curfew may be lifted soon when he answered calls from Karatina residents over the lengthened restriction to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
He was on his way to Kirinyaga to meet leaders from the region on Monday ahead of Mashujaa Day celebrations on Wednesday.
Curfew restrictions have been in existence since March last year, when coronavirus hit Kenyan shores on March 13.
“In the days to come, we will look at it, I’m working, and very soon, you will hear it, I do not want to speak too early but very soon.” Said President Kenyatta.
This even as the Head of State called on residents to adhere to Ministry of Health measures to contain the virus that has claimed millions of people across the world.
” You need to also protect yourself from the disease, so that when we re-open there are no more deaths, and you will be free to live as you want,” he added.
“I’m also happy to say that I’m very contented, you know why? Because, these days, you go home early and you are now multiplying, or who do you think will vote tomorrow if you don’t multiply?”
On October 4, Kenya extended the nationwide curfew for one more month.
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In his address, while launching the COVID-19 information hub at the Media Council of Kenya, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the move is aimed at further curbing the spread of the disease.
The COVID-19 information hub is expected to enhance vaccine awareness and uptake by the general public in Kenya.
The portal is also set to help media to disseminate factual and verifiable information to the public and curb the rise of disinformation.
Kenya is intending to vaccinate at least 10 million adults by December this year. This even a total of 4,500,179 vaccines had so far been administered across the country as of October 16, 2021.
Of these, 3,291,192 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 1,208,987.