President Uhuru Kenyatta has lifted cessation of movement into and out of Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Kiambu and Nakuru counties.
Speaking during the labour day celebrations on Saturday, May 1, the Head of State announced that curfew in the aforementioned counties had also been revised to 10pm from 8pm.
He noted that this was after the COVID-19 positivity rate in the zoned counties went low in the last one month.
“There has been a 74% decrease in terms of infections in Nairobi. Data from our medical experts suggest that the same trend from areas we put on lockdown on March 26th of this year, the covid caseload within the zoned areas has come down by 72%,” Uhuru stated.
Uhuru also directed bars to function until 7pm, with restaurants given a green light to resume normal operations.
Hotels, restaurants and eateries will operate till curfew but were directed to maximise open-air spaces.
On schools reopening, the President ordered all schools to reopen according to the calendar issued by Ministry of Education.
“During this school reopening period, let us be honourable and patriotic citizens of our land. Nobody enjoys the situations we are in. We are not happy putting Kenyans through a hard time,” advised Uhuru.
Also, in-person worship will resume in Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Kiambu and Nakuru counties, with Uhuru directing the capacity be limited to one-third.
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