President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced an indefinite cessation in five counties.
The affected devolved units include; Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Nakuru and Kiambu.
In Friday evening Presidential address, the head of State said Nairobi accounts for 60 per cent of all cases.
The mortality case of the current wave is much higher while Health systems are overwhelmed as evidenced by numbers in ICU.
2,000 to 3,000 cases expected in the coming days if no action is taken.
The President said; “Compelled by scientific and empirical data to undertake additional measures”
Curfew hours in the five counties starts from 8 pm to 4 am. The rest of the counties remains between 10 pm to 4 am.
President Kenyatta said all county assembly physical meetings in the five counties remain suspended including those in the Senate and National assemblies.
Places of worship have not been spared either; all forms of physical worship have all been suspended in the affected 5 counties. Other counties have no more than 30 per cent of worship capacity.
Learning has also been affected by institutions countrywide excepted to close immediately. Only candidates sitting for KCSE will be allowed in school.
In the meantime, all curfew passes have been cancelled and will be issued afresh while all sporting activities and recreational meetings including in member clubs remain suspended with immediate effect.
For the lovers of beer, operation of all bars suspended in the five counties with immediate effect while Sale of alcohol in other establishments to being affected.
Restaurants in the five counties are only allowed to undertake take-away services. The rest 42 counties continue operating but strictly following the health protocols.
There will be limited hospital visitations to two visitors only. Bereaved families and those planning weddings will an attendance of 30 persons only.
By Frank Akunga