The government is set to review exiting Covid-19 protocols enacted on January 3, 2021.
During the last address on the pandemic, the government announced a raft of measures to combat the virus, including extending of nationwide dusk to dawn curfew for an additional two months.
The measures expire on Friday, March 12, 2021, with Kenyans eagerly waiting for the President’s address on the pandemic.
Some of the issues Kenyans expect the President to address include; the curfew hours that were set between 10 pm to 4 am, tough conditions of living being experienced in the country, update on vaccination exercise, the situation in schools among others.
The National Emergency Response team has been meeting to advise on whether to lift or add more protocols in a bid to contain the virus, with the Ministry of Health indicating that the country is now experiencing the third wave of the virus.
Once a decision has been agreed upon, President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to issue the way forward in the 15th address regarding the management of the pandemic.
Meanwhile, the Council of Governors in a presser on March 10, 2021, advised President Kenyatta to ban all political gatherings in the country for 30 days.
According to CoG, political gatherings in the country are acting as super spreader events.
“We note that the fight against Covid-19 is being hurt by political gatherings. In this regard, the council in consultation with the Health Ministry is urging the President to ban all political gatherings for the next 30 days in order to flatten the curve,” said CoG Chairperson Martin Wambora.