By Julius Musungu
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced the lifting of the inter counties lockdown that had locked down millions of Kenyans from moving out of the Nairobi Metropolitan region and the counties of Mombasa and Moyale. In an address to the Nation today,the p[resident however maintained the Dusk to Down curfew that begins at 9pm and ends at 4 pm.
The president called upon Kenyans to show caution and avoid non essential travel upcountry.
Places of Worship will reopen with strict conformity and self care with allowance not above 100 worshipers.As well as no children less than age 13.
international flights will resume on 1st of August.
Here is the Summary
Ceasation of movement in an out of Nairobi that is in place will lapse tomorrow, 7th July 2020
☑️ Curfew extended for a further 30 days
☑️ Kenyans are called upon to exercise cautious optimism and avoid reckless abandon.
☑️ In the next 21 days Gok shall observe patterns of interaction. If there will be a spike in the trend of infections, the country will return to lockdown at zero option
☑️ How the country proceeds from here shall be determined by the behavior of each one of us individually. We are called upon to be our brothers and sisters keeper
☑️ Kenyans are urged to avoid non-essential upcountry travel and also maintain social distancing, washing hands, sanitizing and be cautious when interacting with the elderly and those with depressed immune systems
☑️ A maximum of 100 people allowed in places or worship at any given time. Worship services to last for not more than one hour. This will be done in line with strict conformity with all the applicable guidelines and protocols. Sunday school and Madrassa remain closed.
☑️ PSVs moving in and out of areas which were previously under cessation will require mandatory certification from MoH in consultation with the Ministry or Transport.
☑️ Local flights to resume on 15th July, 2020 in strict conformity with guidelines and protocols issued by MoH
☑️ International travel in and out of the country to resume on 1st August, 2020 strict conformity to guidelines and protocols issued by MoH
☑️ Restrictions on political gatherings and any other gathering of that nature extended by another 30 days
☑️ Restrictions on wedding and funeral attendance extended for a further 30 days