Netizens had complained that this year’s Labor Day celebration were painful since they had nothing to celebrate especially because of the hardships they are facing due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
However, today, the president has given Kenyans a reason to smile again. Since the third wave of COVID-19 infections, Kenyans have been begging the president loosen some of the tight measures he had place in a bid curb the infections.
Uhuru had placed a cessation of movement in 5 counties that were termed as Red Zoned areas which include: Nairobi, Nakuru, Kajiado, Kiambuand Machakos. The president has finally listened to Kenyans plea. Speaking during the labor day celebrations at State House, Uhuru announced the removal of the cessation of movement in the zoned areas. Furthermore, he revised the curfew to 10pm to 4am from 8pm to 4am, with effect from midnight on May 1, 2021.
“That the hours of curfew in the Zoned Area are revised to commence at 10 pm and end at 4 am, with effect from midnight on this 1st day of May, 2021, until otherwise directed,” he stated.
According to the president, he was prompted to do this because data from experts had shown that the curve had flattened in the zoned areas.
Entertainers, Hoteliers, bar owners and worshipers also have a reason to celebrate since the president reopened bar and restaurants, however, they will close at 7 p.m.
The Head of State directed that in-person and congregational worship resume in strict fidelity to the guidelines issued by the Inter-Faith Council and Ministry of Health.
“However, the attending congregation is capped to 1/3 (One-third) of the capacity of the place of worship,” the president stated.
School going students and university students can be rest assured that they will be reopening according to the schedule as Uhuru has directed that schools reopen.
The sporting activities shall be guided by the regulations to be issued by the Ministry of Health jointly with the Ministry of Sports. Hospitals have been directed to limit the number of visitors to patients.