Bars, restaurants to close at 11 p.m

Bars, restaurants to close at 11 p.m

The government has issued a new directive with regards to opening and closing of eateries, bars and restaurants.

Ministry of Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, in his COVID-19 address Thursday, directed all bars and restaurants to close their doors at 11 p.m.

His announcement comes a day after President Uhuru Kenyatta lifted the nationwide curfew Wednesday, which has been in place since March last year to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Kenya has met a majority of indicators used to downgrade restrictions in line with World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, including ICU admissions, positivity rate and deaths.

The WHO recommends that restrictions can be eased if the positivity rate, the proportion of tests coming back positive, remains below five percent for at least two weeks.

President Kenyatta, however, cautioned the country is not yet out of the woods and appealed to Kenyans to continue to observe the Ministry of Health containment measures.

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Lawrence Baraza is a prolific writer with competencies in Digital Media, Print, and Broadcast. Baraza is also a Communication Practitioner currently spearheading Digital content on Metropol TV's Digital Desk.

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