Uhuru puts Nairobi, Kiambu, Machakos, Kajiado, Nakuru Counties under lockdown
President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced new covid-19 prevention measures including putting Nairobi, Kiambu, Machakos, Kajiado, Nakuru counties under lockdown until further notice. Also read: Will the restaurant industry survive Covid-19 crisis?
With the lockdown, there shall be no movement in and out of the five counties until otherwise advised by the President. Not by air or by road.
New curfew hours for the five counties will now be between 8pm-4am. All in-person worship and other social gatherings remain suspended. Only 50 people shall attend funerals which must be conducted withing 72 hours after confirmation of death.
Lockdown: Learning suspended except for medical schools
All learning has also been suspended except for medical schools and colleges. Candidates sitting for KCSE shall also be allowed to finish their exams.
All employees of private and government bodies are directed to have employees working from home until further notice, except those where services cannot be provided remotely.
See full speech below:
Lockdown: President Uhuru Kenyatta announces new Covid-19 measures :
- Cessation of movement by road, rail and air in and out of the counties of Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Kiambu and Nakuru till further notice.
- No in-person meetings of any kind in the counties of Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Kiambu and Nakuru till further notice.
- Parliament asked to go on recess as well as the regional Houses mentioned above.
- Curfew to begin at 8pm and end at 4am in the counties of Nairobi, Nakuru, Machakos, Kiambu and Kajiado.
Other counties curfew will go on as currently is, being from 10pm to 4am.
- Government vacates all curfew passes until a review by the Ministry of Interior is done.
- In-person worship in Nairobi, Nakuru, Machakos, Kiambu, and Kajiado till further notice.
Other counties to be allowed in person religious engagements but to adhere to the one third rule of capacity of religious institutions.
- Bars are suspended from operating in Nairobi, Nakuru, Machakos, Kiambu and Kajiado. Restaurants and eateries in the said counties shall provide takeaway services only and are banned from selling alcohol.
- Schools, including universities closed. No further in-person learning.
- All employees of private and government bodies are directed to have employees working from home until further notice, except those where services cannot be provided remotely.
- All hospitals asked to limit number of visitors to patients to just one per patient.
- All permitted gatherings to have not more than 50 people. Funerals to be conducted within 72 hours of confirmation of death with just a total of 50 people. Marriage other similar events to have a total of 30 people.
- Those above 58 to be vaccinated in first phase.
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