President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Friday 24th July 2020 meet governors following the skyrocketing COVID-19 infections since the partial reopening of the country on 6th July.
The 5th extraordinary session of the National and County Governments Coordinating Summit will on Friday among other things, review the efficacy of the containment measures in place and review the impact of the phased easing of restrictions.
The session will also assess the state of Counties’ preparedness within the wider national response to the novel coronavirus pandemic whilst evaluating the Country’s overall national response and capacity.
“His Excellency calls on all Kenyans to continue applying the simple but yet most effective individual and collective measures that are our Nation’s best weapon against Covid-19.” Read part of the statement from State House Spokesperson, Kanze Dena.
The president also called on all Kenyans to continue adhering to the health and safety protocols put in place by the government to control the spread of the virus.
“ Kenyans should continue correctly wearing facemasks while in public spaces, apply correct face and hand hygiene at all times, and cooperate with the physical and social distancing guidelines and protocols that have been put in place to safeguard our individual and collective health and safety,” he said.
COVID-19 infections have so far risen by almost half in two weeks since the reopening from 8,067 confirmed cases to 13,771 cases as of Monday 20th July. The number of fatalities in the two week period have increase to one shy of triple figures from 164 to 253 fatalities.
It is expected that the summit might reconsider containing movement in and out of Nairobi Metropolitan which has seen the bulk of infections with m
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