President Kenyatta lifts lockdown in zoned counties

President Uhuru Kenyatta during a past briefing. photo:file

Cessation of movement in the zoned areas ie Nairobi, Nakuru, Kajiado, Machakos and Kiambu counties has been lifted.

In his Labor Day speech, President Uhuru Kenyatta also reviewed the curfew hours in zoned areas from 8pm-4am to 10pm-4am.

“When I issued the second Public Order of 2021 in March, our COVID-19 caseload in Nairobi was 56,815. This caseload has now gone down below 15,000 for the month of April, signifying a 74% decrease in infections in Nairobi,” said President Kenyatta.

“After one month of lockdown, COVID-19 caseload within the zoned area has come down by 72%. In other areas of the public, the caseload fell by 89% in Mombasa and 90% in Busia between March and April 2021.

In-person and congregational worship shall resume in strict fidelity to the guidelines issued by the interfaith council and Ministry of Health, however, the attending congregation is capped to 1/3 of the capacity of the place of worship.

Operations of restaurants and eateries within the zoned areas shall resume in accordance guidelines issued by the MoH and Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife.

Bars shall operate until 7pm.

“All education institutions in all levels of learning shall re-open in accordance with the calendar issued by the Ministry of Education,” said the President.