Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) has called upon President Uhuru Kenyatta to tighten the measures put in place to help curb the spread of the Covid-19 in the country for the next three weeks.
In a press release seen by TV47 Digital on Thursday, KEPSA expressed it’s concerns on the continued spike of the novel virus in the country.
“Due to the urgent need to reverse this worrying upward trajectory in new Covid-19 cases, KEPSA is asking the government to institute additional stringent measures to be implemented over the next 2-3 weeks, after which they can be reviewed for impact,” reads the press release.
KEPSA wants the government to increase the curfew hours from the normal 10:00 PM – 4:00 AM to 9:00 PM to 4:00 AM. “Countrywide curfew to start at 9 pm till 4 am for the next 3 weeks. Companies operating night shifts, night deliveries and other essential services should be exempted.”
KEPSA also wants government to further limit the number of people attending funerals back to 15.
“Restrict all social gatherings including in homes for the next 3 weeks. The social gathering include ceremonies to mark IDD and Easter celebrations, weddings. Limit number of people attending funerals to below 15 for the next 3 weeks.”
The private sector entity is urging Kenyans to come out in large numbers to receive the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, in a bid to completely obliterate the virus in the country.
“The private sector also wishes to state categorically and without hesitation its support for the ongoing vaccination campaign. We must not only vaccinate our people; we must also intensify this campaign to ensure all Kenyans who want to be vaccinated are vaccinated by July 31 2021,” read the statement signed by CEO Carole Karuga.
KEPSA advised all religious leaders to take the vaccine, as a way of boosting the public’s confidence on the vaccine, which is currently down.
“Encourage public, private and religious leaders to take Covid-19 vaccine and create more awareness. This move will increase public confidence and increase vaccine uptake,” the statement states.