Kenyans told to wear face masks due to the 6th Covid-19 wave

CS Health Mutahi Kagwe (file photo)
CS Health Mutahi Kagwe (file photo)

The government has called upon  mandatory  wearing face masks to all Kenyans, addressing the media on Monday, Health Cabinet Secretary  Mutahi Kagwe has  urged members of the public to wear face masks in confined places such as  public transport vehicles, aircraft, public offices, supermarkets and places of worship. Kenyans who have not received their Covid- 19 vaccines are urged to so, with immediate effect.

He further stated that all unvaccinated travellers arriving in and out of the country will be required to be in possession of a negative PCR test result conducted not more than 72 hours before departure. The recent changes come as the country is facing its 6th wave of Covid-19.

According to Africa Centre of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released report on Covid- 19, Kenya is among the countries experiencing the sixth wave of the Corona pandemic. Kenya and Mauritius  are the  only  two nations classified  among the 54 African Union (AU)  member states following the recent surge in cases of Covid- 19 cases.

By Asma Shaban