President Uhuru Kenyatta made his 11th national address on Wednesday 26th August 2020 since Covid-19 hit the country in March.
Hot spots like Mombasa and Nairobi are stabilizing due to adhering to the protocols set by the government. Health experts indicated that the positivity rate countrywide has dropped from a high of 13 % in July to 8% now in August. According to the World Health Organization if the positivity rate drops to a further 5% then that will see the economy re-open fully.
The President directed the PS interior and the chair of the council of Governors to constitute a National consultative conference in 3 weeks to take a look at the Covid-19 response so far. He went on to state that they will chart a Post-Covid-19 structure for Kenya.
The nationwide curfew from 9pm to 4am has been extended by another 30 days.
Closure of bars and nightclubs has been extended for another 30 days. However, the ban on the sale of alcohol in restaurants and hotels has been lifted as of today.
Closing hours of restaurants has been pushed from 7pm to 8pm starting tomorrow.
The number of people that can attend weddings and funerals has been reviewed upwards from 15 people to 100 people so long as they adhere to the rules and regulations put in place by the Ministry of Health.
The ban on second hand clothings famously known as mitumba has been lifted.
The Ministry of Sports is set to give an update on the gradual resumption of sporting events in the coming days.
The number of new cases reported are 213 bringing the total number of Covid-19 cases to 33,016. Sadly, 5 more patients have succumbed to Covid-19. 241 recoveries have been reported, bringing the total number of recoveries to 19,296.