Kenya extends Covid-19 curfew by 60 days
Uhuru Kenyatta (File: AFP)
Kenya has extended its 60-day nighttime curfew to slow the spread of Covid-19, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday.
The move followed a decision by President Uhuru Kenyatta at the end of March to extend the curfew from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
A ban on political gatherings and processions that could turn into high-profile events has also been extended for 60 days, as has the ban on events and night vigils, the ministry said.
When the first cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Kenya in March 2020, the government closed schools, imposed a curfew, banned public gatherings and, on several occasions, restricted movement indoors and outdoors. of the most affected regions.
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Some restrictions, such as on schools, were finally relaxed. The ban on public gatherings, processions and nightly meetings will remain in place, the ministry said.
Kenya has recorded 170,485 cases and 3,141 deaths, according to data from the Ministry of Health on Saturday, with a positivity rate of 8.9%.
Vaccinations against Covid-19 began on March 5 and so far 968,733 people have received their first dose.
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