BREAKING: Government Lifts Mandatory Wearing Of Masks In Public Places

BREAKING: Governments Lifts Mandatory Wearing Of Masks In Public Places
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BREAKING: Government Lifts Mandatory Wearing Of Masks In Public Places

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has on Friday afternoon addressed the new containment measures during the COVID19 update session.

“There has been a lot of debates and discussions on the continued use of face masks as one of the containment measures. The mandatory wearing of face masks in open public spaces is now lifted.” Said CS Kagwe

BREAKING: Governments Lifts Mandatory Wearing Of Masks In Public Places

He added” Nonetheless, people are encouraged to maintain social distances and avoid crowding in public spaces to ensure the risk of spread is limited. We however encourage the use of masks in all indoor functions”

Government Lifts Mandatory Wearing Of Masks In Public Places

“All in-person worship is to resume at full capacity as long as all the congregants and worshippers are vaccinated. The Interfaith Council is urged to develop protocols to facilitate resumption of full congregational worship with full capacity of venues where all congregants are vaccinated,” he said.

“It has been noted that majority of Covid-19 cases present themselves without fever. As such, the use of temperature screening in public spaces has little utility in current epidemiological scenarios. In this regard therefore, the practice of temperature screening at public spaces can be stopped.”

Kagwe stated that all quarantine of both the vaccinated and unvaccinated persons is to be stopped with immediate effect.

He added that positive asymptomatic cases need not be isolated but just be observed for five days then allowed to return to work without the need for further testing.

Kagwe said all PSVs, trains, and domestic air freight services may resume at full capacity, however, the operators and staff must be fully vaccinated while all travelers should have face masks at all times during travel.

“Travelers who are fully vaccinated shall forthwith be exempted from the requirements of a PCR test. Children below the age of 15 are exempted in any event from this requirement,” he said.

“All eligible and vaccinated travelers arriving at any port of entry into Kenya must have a negative PCR test result conducted not more than 72 hours before departure regardless of the route of entry. Those below the age of 5 years are exempted from this testing requirement.”

All Kenyans have however been urged to be vigilant and maintain cleanliness.

“We urge all Kenyans to continue adhering to the public health and social measures and exercise personal responsibility. Kenyans are encouraged to ensure frequent handwashing with soap and water, use hand sanitizers at all times, and generally make a movement of being a clean and hygienic nation.” Said Kagwe

More to follow.

Felicity Gitonga
Felicity Gitonga is the founder of Africa Business News. abn, freelance writer, journalist, and author with a passion for telling stories.

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