30-05-2021 by redazione
An additional 60 days of national curfew to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus still present in the country.
In a notice dated Friday, 28 May, published in Kenya's Official Gazette and made public on Sunday, 30 May, the Minister of Interior extended the hourly restrictions on nighttime movement in Kenya until the end of July 2021.
The hours of closure to all kinds of movement on national soil will remain those in force since last May 1, namely from 10pm to 4am.
Matiang'i also stipulated that no public gatherings, demonstrations, processions or travelling alone or in groups will be allowed to take place or occur during the curfew period.
"Rallies will only be permitted, in writing, by a police officer in charge of the police in a county or a police officer in charge of the police in a division/sub-county," the government statement reads. "The order does not apply to essential services, personnel or workers, including medical professionals and health workers, national security officers and officials of the national government administration, licensed pharmaceutical companies, pharmacies and drug shops, licensed broadcasters and all media.
Other exceptions include employees of Kenya Revenue Authority, Kenya Airports Authority and licensed civil aviation service providers, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, Kenya Ports Authority and licensed maritime and port operators. Kenya Maritime Authority and licensed maritime service providers, power generation and distribution companies, Kenya Railways Corporation, Kenya Pipeline Company, water and sanitation service providers, food and agricultural processors, distributors, retailers, wholesalers and transporters.
For the time being, other restrictions related to the curfew remain in place, i.e. bars will have to close at 7 p.m. and restaurants and delicatessens at 9 p.m.
Masses and other religious events in places of worship will have to accommodate a maximum of one third of their capacity.
As for schools and all institutions linked to learning, both public and private, activities may continue, while for sports events restrictions will be regulated on a case-by-case basis by regulations agreed upon by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Sport.
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