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Uhuru Extends Nationwide Curfew

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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday, September 21, extended the nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. by a further two days.

This is to allow him host a national conference on the pandemic on Monday, September 28.

After the meeting, the head of state will address the nation on the way forward.

President Uhuru Kenyatta during his 11th address to the nation on August 26, 2020. /FILE

The head of state also ordered that all the COVID-19 containment measures announced during the Eleventh Presidential Address on August 26 be extended as well.

At the time, Uhuru had directed that bars and nightclubs to remain closed for a further 30 days.

“In the next 30 days, bar owners, in consultation with the Ministry of Health will develop self-regulating mechanisms as part of their civic responsibility to their clientele, in order to allow their resumption,” he directed at the time.

He also declared that the maximum number of persons permitted to attend funerals and weddings was reviewed upwards to 100, insisting that those in attendance had to abide with Ministry of Health Protocols.

His announcements came shortly after the country’s COVID-19 cases crossed the 37,000 mark with deaths hitting 650.

98 new COVID-19 infections were reported in the last 24 hours on Monday, September 21, announced that 1,644 samples had been tested over the period bringing the total samples tested so far to 518,350.

At the same time, 62 patients were discharged, bringing the total number of recoveries to 23,949.

Health CAS Rashid Aman during a past COVID-19 press briefing. /TWITTER