Kenya Extends Night Curfew to March 12

Kenya Education Ministry planning on school resumption despite surge in Covid-19 cases

Kenya has extended the night curfew and other COVID-19 measures aimed at minimising the spread of the virus as schools re-open.

On Sunday, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i cited an Executive Order issued by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

“The President has issued an Executive Order extending some of the containment measures to ensure that the eco-system within which our children are going to school remains manageable,” he said.

The measures extended include the closure of bars by 9 pm as directed by the President on November 4 when he revised the night curfew to start from 10 pm to 4 am.

For schools, extracurricular school activities such as sports are banned for 90 days, as well as non-essential visits by parents and guardians.

‘‘That whereas the general directions governing religious gatherings shall remain unchanged, any indoor religious gathering other than for the purpose of a wedding or funeral, shall be conducted in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Inter-Faith Council and with all other applicable Ministry of Health guidelines and protocols remaining in force,’’ the statement read.