Kenya reverses mask mandate; restores full in-person worship for vaccinated individuals.
Kenya’s Health Cabinet Secretary, Mutahi Kagwe, said on Thursday that face masks were no longer required in open public spaces and that full in-person worship for vaccinated people had been restored.
In all interior places, however, the CS promoted the wearing of masks and adherence to social distance standards. He also said that the quarantine will be lifted.
“When attending indoor activities, Kenyans are recommended to wear face masks.” Temperature inspections in public locations should immediately be discontinued,” he added, adding that all in-person indoor gatherings will now resume at full capacity.
Mr. Kagwe also said that the Covid-19 measures in place over the last two years had assisted and saved thousands of lives.
“Our efforts, in collaboration with the counties, have resulted in the saving of lives.” We have confined the virus, and as you can see, the positive rate has been below one percent in the previous month,” Mr. Kagwe said during a news briefing in Nairobi.
Because of the low positive rate, fans will be allowed back into athletic events without masks.
Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) may now transport passengers at full capacity without being required to wear masks.
Mr. Kagwe has also waived the PCR requirement for overseas visitors, while unvaccinated visitors will be subjected to a $50 antigen test and will be asked to self-isolate.
Travelers will still be needed to complete the locater form in its entirety at ports of entry, but truck drivers will not be required to submit any documents, including a PCR test, in order to move across the nation.
“Based on current pandemic scenarios, these steps may be reassessed at any moment.” “However, police have been advised not to harass Kenyans as a result of the adjustment of these measures,” he said.