Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Wednesday affirmed that Kenya would not relax the current covid-19 measures meant to tame the spread of the virus.
CS Kagwe made the announcement while he confirmed that Kenya had recorded 136 new Covid-19 cases, the national tally now stands at 99,444.
"We are not going to ease any measures right now. We intend to beef up surveillance. The curfew has played a big role in the numbers going down," Kagwe stated.
The total recoveries in the country now stands at 82,654 after 176 patients recovered from the virus.
The CS said that two patients had succumbed to the virus bring the total fatality rate in the country 1736.
686 patients are admitted in various health facilities. 1,625 are on home-based isolation care. 30 patients are in the Intensive care unit (ICU), while 14 are under ventilation with another 14, are on supplemental oxygen.
President Uhuru Kenyatta
On January 3rd, 2021, President Uhuru Kenyatta extended the nationwide curfew, which runs from 10 PM - 4 Am daily, to March 12, 2020.
"That the nationwide curfew will continue to be enforced between 10.00 pm and 04.00 am daily, part of the statement read.
The Head of State also banned political gatherings for a further 60 days as well as prohibiting overnight vigils or events.
"That all forms of public events and gatherings which may act as ‘super spreader’ events for COVID-19, including political and roadside gatherings/meetings, shall remain suspended for the next 60 days; with the exception of funerals /burials and weddings, which shall only be conducted with prior approval and with the number of persons being capped at a maximum of 150 persons, and only if the particular venue can accommodate that number of persons while adhering to all applicable guidelines and protocols," Kenyatta said.