The government has lifted the mandatory wearing of facemasks in public places, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has announced.
Addressing the nation, the CS further reiterated that this does not mean Covid-19 the measures put in place to safeguard the country have been relaxed while urging netizens to continue washing their hands with soap and using sanitizers at all times.
Kagwe further stated that masks should be worn in indoor events that are organized to full capacity. On temperature screening in supermarkets and other public places, the CS said the screening can be stopped.
Notably, in-person meetings can resume to full capacity with churches and other events allowed to resume normal programming.
Quarantine and mandatory isolation requirements have also been halted with the government calling on people to exercise individual responsibility by getting fully vaccinated against the virus.
“All Kenyans to continue to adhere to social measures, ensure frequent handwashing, sanitizing and exercise personal responsibility,” he said.
Today’s Covid-19 stats:
Kenya recorded 20 new Covid-19 cases on Friday from a sample size of 6,123 tested in the last 24 hours. The country’s positivity rate is at 0.3%.
The total number of confirmed cases in Kenya now stands at 323,160 from a cumulative test of 3,429, 326 conducted since March.
Of the new cases, 14 are Kenyans while 6 are foreigners with 16 being male while 4 females were confirmed to have contracted the virus.
The youngest is a five-year-old child while the oldest is 78 years.
A total of 17,054,582 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these, 7,909,933 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 7,800,245.
Another 1,081,573 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years while 262,831 are booster doses.