President Uhuru Kenyatta has extended the daily night curfew that is currently being enforced between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm for another 30 days.
The President however said that the country had made significant progress in containing the virus.
“I order and direct that the nationwide curfew that is currently in force between the hours of 9:00 pm and 4:00 am daily, be and is hereby extended by a further 30 days,” President Kenyatta said.
The President further extended the ban on social and political gatherings for a further 30 days.
“The prohibition against social and political gatherings, of whatever nature, is extended for a further period of 30 days,” he said.
The state has also extended the ban on the number of attendees to weddings and funerals for 30 days.
Places of worship will commence a phased re-opening in strict conformity with all guidelines and self-regulating rules developed by the Inter-Faith Council.
President Uhuru Kenyatta said the Council had recommended that only a maximum of 100 persons shall be allowed at each worship ceremony which should not also last more than one hour.
He added that Sunday schools and Madrasa will remain suspended, with congregants under the age of 13 and those above 58 years not be allowed to attend Church service as well as persons with underlying conditions.