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Covid-19: Government Lifts Mandatory Wearing of Facemasks in Public Places

The government through the Ministry of Health has lifted the mandatory wearing of facemasks in public places that had been effected to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Speaking on Friday, March 11, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe noted that the country’s COVID-19 positivity rate had maintained below 5% for months indicating a flattened curve.

“There has been a lot of debate and discussions in the use of face masks as one of the measures, wearing of masks in public places is now lifted,” said Kagwe.

Further, in reviewing the containment measures, Kagwe announced that in-house worship should resume fully provided all congregants are vaccinated.

Temperature screening in public spaces has also been stopped, however, hand washing facilities must be available.

Full capacity indoor meetings can now resume provided participants wear face masks while inside.

Sporting activities have also been allowed in full capacity, spectators can return to the venues without masks provided they are vaccinated.

The COVID-19 quarantine has also been stopped.

Despite easing the measures, Kagwe encouraged people to maintain social distance and wear facemasks while in indoor meetings.

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