Places of worship to be reopened, flights to resume, directs President Kenyatta

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed that places of worship be reopened under strict guidelines

President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered the reopening of places of worship, albeit under strict measures. In line with guidelines issued by the Inter Faith Council, only a maximum of 100 participants will be allowed in worship sessions, which wil not last for more than hour. In the worship sessions, people aged under 13 years and above 58 years will not be allowed. Sunday Schools and Madrassas shall remain suspended until further notice.

This comes as the country moves on to a gradual reopening of the economy, with new directives issued on Monday. Further, cessation of movement into and out of Nairobi Metropolitan Area, Mombasa and Mandera has been lifted, effective Tuesday 4:00 am and the President said vehicles operating into and out of these areas have to comply to the health directives, “There shall be no movement of public transport vehicle into and out of the areas previously under the cessation of movement restrictions, without the public transport providers being compliant with all protocols developed by the Ministry of Health. To operate, Public Service Vehicles the operators will require mandatory certification from the Ministry of Health, in consultation with the Ministry of Transport.”

The aviation industry hasn’t been left behind, with domestic flights resuming from Wednesday July 15th in line with applicable Health Ministry and civil aviation protocols. International air travel into and out of Kenya will resume from August 1 in line with the Health Ministry and local and international civil aviation authorities.