Nationwide curfew extended for 30 days,as eateries are barred from selling alcohol

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President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking at State House

President Uhuru Kenyatta has extended the dusk to dawn curfew for a further 30 days, as part of measures to curtail Covid-19 infections. All bars countrywide will also remain closed indefinitely.

Eateries and restaurants will be required to close at 7pm, and they won’t be allowed to sell any alcohol effective midnight tonight. President Kenyatta directed the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to withdraw permanently the licenses of bars that will be found operating.

He said the rules on Covid-19 infection prevention apply to all leaders, irrespective of social standing. Political leaders had many times broken the physical distancing rule in order to bring together gatherings. He tasked the IG of police to ensure any Kenyan who flouts Covid-19 rules is dealt with irrespective of his or her social status.

He has further directed the Ministry of Health to develop protocol to temporarily retain retired ICU staff, who’ll help in cases management. All sports facilities and stadia in the country will be availed to the Ministry of Health for isolation purposes.