Kenya Extends Curfew, Updates you should Know!
Kenya has extended the ongoing COVID-19 curfew for another two months. Making the announcement before press at the start of the week, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta said the nationwide curfew is intended to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Not only has the length of the curfew been pushed forward 60 days but also the day to day curfew hours have also been extended.
The curfew hours will now run from 11pm to 4 am having been extended from the previously 9 pm-4 am.
President Kenyatta went on to explain that even though there is a notable drop in the spread of COVID-19 infections, the country is better off taken utmost precaution so the trend does not take a turn for the worst.
It is reported that so far, the country’s infection rate has dropped from the highs of 13 percent in June down to the current 4.4 percent.
“The curfew and the related restrictions will be reviewed again in 60 days,” he told his countrymen.
The curfew means more pressure on Kenyan businesses and that means more weight on the shoulders of the average man since household income is gravely affected. As such, the president gave some more reassurance saying Kenya’s finance minister will extend tax relief measures all the way to January 2021.
The government instituted nationwide ban involves a shutdown of schools, closing of its borders, mandatory mask wearing in public, and a night curfew that is not lifted until 5 a.m.
With A Pinch of Salt: Kenya lifts ban on alcohol
In an interesting turn of events, while Kenya has extended its curfew for another 60 days in the name of curbing the spread of the deadly coronavirus, the country has turned around and lifted the standing ban on the sale of alcohol in restaurants and bars.
“The prohibition against the operation of bars, and the sale of alcoholic drinks by ordinary restaurants and eateries shall stand vacated from the September 29” Kenya’s President Kenyatta asserted.
Covid-19: Kenya Cross-section
So far, the global pandemic has claimed 691 deaths since the first case was reported back on March 13.
To date, the latest statistics made available to media state that Kenya has had 38,115 cases of the virus.
Do wear mask and keep a proper distance to be safe and also follow Kenya curfew new guidelines.