The government on Friday, July 30 revised curfew hours in the thirteen counties that were classified as COVID-19 hotspots.
Through the Ministry of Health, the government said that curfew hours in Kisumu, Homa Bay, Siaya, Migori, Vihiga, Bungoma, Kakamega, Trans Nzoia, Busia, Kisii, Nyamira, Kericho, and Bomet counties will be implemented from 10 pm to 4 am, like the rest of the country.
According to Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, the decision to revise curfew hours in the region is because they have recorded downward infection rates. Initially, curfew hours were observed from 7 pm to 4 am.
Kagwe urged all Kenyans to take individual responsibility to ensure that they are “part of the solution and not the problem”, even as the country is staring at a possible fourth wave of coronavirus infections. “We strongly encourage Kenyans to get vaccinated against Covid-19.”
The counties of Kiambu, Kajiado, Lamu, Makueni, Muranga, Nyandarua, Nairobi, Taita Taveta, and Tana River have been put on the spot for recording increased cases of the novel virus.
Ban on gatherings
Consequently, the government emphasised that all public gatherings and in-person meetings have been suspended country-wide.
Only a third of capacity will be allowed in worship centres, with at least one-metre physical distance between congregants.