President Uhuru Kenyatta has summoned an emergency meeting of top officials and governors to review the rising cases of Covid-19.

The president has set the Fifth Extraordinary Session of the National and County Governments Coordinating Summit for this Friday on the back of a surge in infections and deaths.

The summit will, among other things, assess counties’ preparedness within the wider national response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The summit will evaluate overall national response and capacity, review the efficacy of the containment measures in place and assess the impact of the phased easing of the restrictions that were in place.

“The session has been convened following a surge of Covid-19 infections across our nation with the disease having now manifested in 44 of our 47 counties as of July,”

Read a statement by State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena.

In the statement, the president is quoted as calling on Kenyans to continue applying individual and collective safety measures that are the country’s best weapon against the virus.

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