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Government extends curfew

The government has extended the nationwide curfew by 30 more days to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Making the release on Monday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said the positivity rate remains high, hence the containment measures.

“The containment measures including the curfew hours of 10 pm to 4 am will remain there and this is for two reasons… number one is that we are still as far as the positivity rate is concerned, we are still above the WHO recommended figures in terms of two weeks period when you have got less than 5 per cent of positivity rate at a high testing level,” Kagwe said.

He added that the curfew extension seeks to enhance the government’s move to vaccinate more people.

“We need the 30 days and extend the time to so that we can vaccinate as many people during that period as possible,” said Kagwe.

Other measures include operation hours for bars and restaurants and, the ban on gatherings remain as previously announced.

In the recent past, the number of new COVID-19 cases recorded has continued to go down.

On Sunday, 91 new infections were recorded from a sample size of 3,435 tested, pushing the total confirmed positive cases to 250,114.

 By Kevin Onderi

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