Spectators will now be allowed into stadiums - CS Amina

"The Event organizers are expected to ensure they utilize up to 2/3rds capacity of the stadia,"she said.

In Summary

•"The Event organizers are expected to ensure they utilize up to 2/3rds capacity of the stadia,"she said.

•However, each event organiser must comply with requirements of the local and international federations regarding spectators.

Mwanahalima Adam during a training session at Nyayo stadium.
Mwanahalima Adam during a training session at Nyayo stadium.
Image: ERICK BARASA

Sports CS Amina Mohammed has announced that spectators will now be allowed into stadiums during games.

Via a tweet on Saturday, CS Amina said they came to the conclusion after a discussion with Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.

"The Event organizers are expected to ensure they utilize up to 2/3rds capacity of the stadia,"she said.

However, each event organiser must comply with requirements of the local and international federations regarding spectators.

The sporting events should be done with designated seats in arenas with widely spaced spectators for at least 1-metre physical distancing.

They should considered numbering seats for contact tracing, temperature monitoring at entrances and provision of visual reminders such as stickers or wrist stamps may reduce the possibility of incidental contact.

An isolation room/space identified to hold any symptomatic person found at the venue while awaiting patient transport to a medical facility is necessary.

Additionally, having a medical post and designated personnel on site is advisable to help assess cases and potential other illness..

Early in the week, President Uhuru Kenyatta lifted the nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew effective immediately.

Uhuru made the announcement during the 58th Mashujaa Day celebrations at the Wang'uru Stadium in Kirinyaga county.

"I hereby order that the nationwide dusk to dawn curfew that has been in effect from March 27, 2020, be and is hereby vacated with immediate effect," Uhuru announced amid rapturous applause from those in the stadium.

However, Uhuru cautioned the country is not yet out of the woods yet and appealed to Kenyans to continue to observe the Ministry of Health containment measures.