Covid-19: Nationwide curfew extended by 30 days

Monday, October 4th, 2021 10:36 | By
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.Photo/PD

The nationwide curfew has been extended by another 30 days, Health Cabinet Secretary has announced. 

In a statement to newsrooms issued on Monday, October 4, Kagwe said the 4 am to 10 pm curfew will go on in a move to tame Covid-19 infections in the country. 

The CS further stated that public gatherings and political meetings have also been banned nationwide evens politicians traverse the country in campaigns ahead of the 2022 general elections. 

In September, Kagwe said that the government is not intending to ease the Covid-19 health protocols unless the infection rate goes down. 

The CS warned that if Kenyans do not change their attitude, it would be very difficult for the government to contain the pandemic which has so far killed over 5,000 people. 

"Our problem actually continues to be funerals, funerals where people are tethering in large numbers and it's important for us not to do that. If the infection comes down we will be able to release the economy and people can go to funerals because we shall have contained the virus and once we contain it people will be free to do what they normally do with their lives but until then we need to keep vigilance," the CS said last week. 

Kagwe who was speaking in Muranga County at Kagumo Level Four Hospital said funerals are the breeding ground for Covid-19 infection in the country pointing out a low uptake of the Covid-19 vaccination. 

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