President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced an extension of the daily dusk-to-dawn curfew for an additional 60 days to avert the spread of the coronavirus.
The curfew time has however been adjusted from 9pm to 11 pm with directives expected to take effect from Tuesday, September 29.
“The daily dusk-to-dawn curfew will therefore run from 11pm to 4am in the morning,” President Kenyatta said.
The prohibition against the operation of bars and the prohibition against the sale of alcoholic drinks by ordinary restaurants and eateries has been lifted effective Tuesday, September 29.
Closing time for all bars and restaurants has been moved to 10pm daily; restaurants will be required to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 containment measures.
BREAKING: President Kenyatta extends nationwide wide dusk-to-dawn COVID-19 curfew for another 60 days from 11pm to 4am. Lifts order prohibiting the sale of alcohol in bars from tomorrow. Directs bars to be closed by 10pm pic.twitter.com/f75CcWgEjD
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) September 28, 2020
The new guidelines will also see church gatherings hold up to a third of their normal capacity.
At the same time, the number of people attending ceremonies such as funerals and weddings has also been reviewed upwards from 100 people to 200.
President Kenyatta was speaking at the KICC on Monday during a COVID-19 conference that preceded the 12th presidential address on the situation of COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The conference was attended by among others; members of the cabinet, Chief Justice David Maraga, ODM leader Raila Odinga, senators, MPS and church leaders.
Source: Citizen TV