Health CS Mutahi Kagwe held a national briefing at Harambee House where he reiterated that the county was on the brink of a crisis following the spike in Covid-19 cases.
CS Kagwe warns Kenyans on escalation of Covid-19 measures [Full Speech]
Police officers have been given strict orders to ensure that the protocols are followed.
CS Kagwe was flanked by members of the National Emergency Response Committee Kagwe warned that the government would not hesitate to escalate the safety measures if Kenyans don’t observe them.
He announced that the nationwide curfew from 10 pm to 4 was extended and all political and social gatherings were banned.
In agreement, Police IG Hillary Mutymbai stated that all officers have been given strict orders to ensure that the new protocols are followed.
“Mine is instructions to commanders and members of the police service. With effect from today, all measures stepped up and enforced. We urge members of the public to cooperate with the police,” th IG said.
Kagwe also advised Kenyans against self-medication and the use of over-the-counter medication for respiratory tract infections.
The Health CS directed employers in both the private and public sectors to allow employees to work from home until further notice.
The government will on Saturday, July 31, receive some 400,000 doses of Astrazeneca vaccines donated by the UK government.
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