The government has extended the daily curfew to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
The new curfew rules will also apply to the regions that has been placed under stricter protocols.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, in an update on COVID- 19 containment in the country on Friday stated infections from more virulent delta form have spread across the country.
CS Kagwe, during a briefing announced a 30 day ban on all public gatherings. According to him, events especially political ones had emerged super spreaders.
"When you call a political gatherings in a street where people are many it is super spreading. There is no point in carrying the rallies, then we have more deaths then we go to the funerals and then cause more deaths" CS Kagwe said.
Places of worship have been allowed to operate but the Ministry of Health urged the relevant parties to ensure compliance with the MoH guidelines.
Employers have been asked to ask their employees to work from home, with the exception of those in crucial sectors.
According to the new containment measures, burials will have to be carried out within 72 hrs following the death confirmation.
Ministry of Interior would convene meetings to discuss the best ways to ensure that just the 50 guests allowed at funerals are present.
According to the CS, one of the ways that advances gained in the pandemic fight were being lost was through crowding at funerals.
CS Kagwe said, " if we do not take care of ourselves, then our hospitals systems will be overwhelmed and at that point, there is nothing the doctors will be able to do."
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