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Covid Status in Kenya: President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Address

President Uhuru Kenyatta addressed the nation on Tuesday regarding the country’s Covid-19 status.

“Today, we mark more than 15 months since we recorded the first Covid-19 case in Kenya. Although our experiences as a people have been different, the last 15 months have been a season of adapting to a new normal.

For the last 15 months, Covid took us into a State of Uncertainty in unfamiliar territory that was compounded by a series of dilemma’s that pitted a choice between lives and livelihoods”.

The president continued that Instead of vaccinating 10 million adults by June 2022, we will vaccinate the ENTIRE adult population of 26 million Kenyans by 2022. In fact, by Christmas this year, we intend to have vaccinated Over 10 Million adults. According to our experts, we will have built a capacity to vaccinate 150,000 people every day from August 2021.

He added”The hours of curfew are maintained at between 7:00 p.m and 4:00 a.m in the Covid-19 hotspot zone; which comprises the counties of Kisumu, Siaya, Homa-Bay, Migori, Busia, Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma, Kisii, Nyamira, Kericho, Bomet, and Trans-Nzoia up to 31st July, 2021;

That excluding the above mentioned Counties, in-person worship and congregational worship shall continue to be conducted in keeping with the one-third capacity rule and in accordance with the guidelines of the Inter-Faith Council. That the prohibition against political gatherings and all public gatherings is extended for a further 60 days”