Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe
The government, through the Ministry of Health, has ordered the return of mandatory mask mandates in the face of rising Covid-19 cases in the country.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe made the announcement on Monday, June 20, noting that all UKTN will be required to wear masks in confined spaces including matatus, churches, offices, malls and supermarkets, among others.
The requirement, however, will not apply when UKTN spend time in open public spaces, such as when walking or jogging.
“It is mandatory to wear a mask when in contact with other people in closed and confined spaces such as PSVs, airplanes, offices, supermarkets, markets and places of worship.
“All indoor in-person meetings are to continue at full capacity of the venue, but on condition that people take steps to be fully immunized in order to do so. We are not restricting in-person worship. We also require worshipers to wear their face masks inside the places of worship,” Kagwe said.
In its June 19 update, the Department of Health reported 246 new cases of Covid-19 out of a sample of 2,484 tests, bringing the daily positivity rate to 9.9%.
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