No more face masks in Kenya-Kagwe

A Kilifi health worker gets the COVID-19 jab./COURTESY

You are no longer obligated to wear a face mask.

However, you still need to maintain social distancing to ensure risk of spread is minimal.

Those are words from Health CS Mutahi Kagwe when he lifted the use of face masks.

Kagwe encouraged the wearing of masks during indoor functions to curb the spread of Covid-19 disease.

“There has been a lot of debate on facemasks.  Wearing of facemasks in open places is now lifted.”he said.

He also warned businesses against harassing Kenyans over mask wearing in their premises.

” You must respect your customers and make sure it is clean. There will be penalties if that does not happen.”

Speaking when he addressed the media on Friday, Kagwe said worship places will have a full capacity provided the congregants are vaccinated.