COVID crisis has TESTED the Kenyan health system. We have experienced a steep and sustained rise in the number of admissions for COVID-19 across the country especially in the lake region. “Curfew extended for a period of 30 days from 10pm to 4am. This applies now to the counties in the lake region. Meetings and conferences to be held virtual or postponed.” Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has announced.
All forms of in-person and congregational worship across the country be permitted as per the guidance of the interfaith council and the interfaith protocols that have been developed in keeping with the one-third rule.
Enforcement of the 72-hour period for burials by ensuring licensed funeral homes adhere to the 72-hour period of disposal of deceased persons and loved ones to avoid funeral meetings which expose us to more risks. Caution has been given that all persons maintain a physical distance of at least a meter while indoors.
To ensure safe and continued learning in our education institutions, all teachers are strongly implored to present themselves for vaccination against Covid-19. All employees should be allowed to work from home. Members of the public are strongly advised against self-medicating. All Kenyans including those who have received vaccines should not let their guard down.
According to the CS, “recent data from hot spot counties in Nyanza and Western region shows that if we stick to measures that we gave, it is possible to see a decrease in the number of severe cases.” With this, the CS emphasized that all public gatherings, political meetings and super spreader in person meetings of any kind are suspended country wide.