Uhuru Lifts Lockdown in Nairobi, Mombasa, Extends Nationwide Curfew

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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday 6th July, 2020, announced the end of lockdown in Nairobi and Mombasa Counties but while extending the nationwide curfew currently being observed from 9apm to 4am.

Speaking to the nation from his Harambee House office in the capital city of Nairobi, the head of state announced that the cessation of movement in and out of the Counties of Nairobi, Mombasa and other affected devolved units will elapse tomorrow 7th of July, 2020 at 4am.

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This means that Kenyans can now travel in and out of the said counties without any restrictions which were imposed two months ago.

However, there was sadness across the country as the president announced the extension of the nationwide curfew, plunging the country into suspense on whether the extension will affect those long distance travelers who will be visiting the city.

On school re-opening, the head of state still suspended the idea, saying the government will announce during the appropriate time.

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Places of worship to start reopening but with only 100 participants who cannot take more than one hour. Those under age of 13 or above the age 58 cannot attend.

Political gatherings as well as funeral and wedding restrictions were also extended by 30 days.

Additionally, the president warned Kenyans of another lockdown should the cases rise beyond expectation.

On the issue of international flights, the president directed that travels will resume on August 1, 2020.

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The new presidential directive comes barely a day after Kenya recorded 7,886 confirmed cases with 160 fatalities and 2,287 recoveries since the outbreak of the pandemic.


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