COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Curfew in 13 lake region counties revised from 7pm to 10pm

Curfew in the counties will now begin at 10 pm from 7 pm and end at 4am.

In Summary

• In June, the government revised curfew hours for 13 counties in the Western region from 10 pm to 7 pm.

•The counties are; Busia, Vihiga, Kisii, Nyamira, Kakamega, Kericho, Bomet, Bungoma, Trans Nzoia, Kisumu, Siaya, Homa Bay and Migori.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the briefing on the Covid19 containment measures at Harambee House on July 30, 2021.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the briefing on the Covid19 containment measures at Harambee House on July 30, 2021.
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The government has revised curfew hours for the 13 lake region counties that were designated  Covid-19 hotspots.

In a new directive by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, on Friday, curfew in the counties will now begin at 10 pm from 7 pm and end at 4am like the rest of the country.

"The hours of the ongoing national curfew to continue across the country from 10 pm to 4 am across the country. This applies now to the counties in the lake region as well," Kagwe said.

In June, the government revised curfew hours for  13 counties in the Western region from 10pm to 7pm.

The counties are; Busia, Vihiga, Kisii, Nyamira, Kakamega, Kericho, Bomet, Bungoma, Trans Nzoia, Kisumu, Siaya, Homa Bay and Migori.

In the new Covid-19 containment guidelines issued, all public gatherings including political rallies are suspended, as well as intergovernmental meetings.

Covid-19 containment measures.
Covid-19 containment measures.
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Kagwe called on employers (private and public) to allow their employees to work from home until a new directive is given by the government.

"Unless they’re working in critical or essential areas," he said.

The government directed all teachers to present themselves for vaccination after learning resumed across the country for all institutions for the first time since the pandemic began.

Kagwe said all places of worship should adhere to the one-third directive given earlier and also ensure social distancing is maintained.

The CS also directed that burials should be conducted with 72 hours to reduce the number of times people meet and burials should be attended by 50 people.