COVID 19 HEALTH NEWS

President Uhuru to preside over virtual summit ahead of reopening of the economy.

President Uhuru Kenyatta is scheduled to preside over a virtual Extra – Ordinary session of the National and County government coordination summit on Thursday 25 June 2020.

The summit according to press statement from State house will be reviewing measures put in place to safeguard Kenyan’s from adverse effects of Covid 19.

This comes barely two weeks after President Kenyatta in his eighth address to the public extended partial lockdown and nationwide curfew from 9 PM to 4 AM by thirty days after the health experts noted lack of counties’ preparedness in fighting the pandemic.

“The question we must ponder is whether we have met this threshold in order to lift the restrictions. Have the cases of infections taken a down turn, for instance? And the answer is no. Nairobi and Mombasa are taking the lead with new infections,” President Kenyatta said.

In his address on 6 June 2020, the president convened an extra ordinary meeting comprising of the national and county government on Wednesday 11 June to review the effectiveness of coronavirus containment measures.

“While I consider the possibility of de-escalating the containment measures in place and conscious that Health is a shared function – between the National and County Governments, I have convened an Extra-Ordinary session of the National and County Government Co-ordinating,” he said during the eighth public address.

The governors were mandated to secure undertaking of every county to deliver isolation facilities with at least 300 bed capacity.

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The thirty days of nationwide curfew and partial lockdown is expected to end on 6 July.

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