By Mourice Seretta
The Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government has stated that the current 10pm to 4am national curfew will go on until the end of July when the government will either extent or suspend it altogether.
The Ministry, through its Assistant Secretary, Mr Isaac Masinde, says the Covid-19 cases are still on the rise in several parts of the country especially in Kisumu County hence the reason the government silently extended the curfew up to the end of July when a review of the same.
Speaking during the National Multi-Agency Command Centre (NMACC) and representatives from the hospitality industry media briefing as they signed their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the regulation of establishments to limit the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, Masinde maintained that Kenyans must remember that the deadly virus is in the country and is killing people and therefore must abide by the laid down Ministry of Health protocols in the fight against the pandemic.
“We have noticed in the past that very many citizens have dropped their guard. Many are seen wearing their masks on their chins, some are not sanitizing, and many more are not adhering to social distancing hence the reason the curfew will be extended for the next two months. As government our duty is to protect our citizens and that we must do,” Masinde said.
Masinde disclosed that the government is also keenly following the rising trends of the virus in Kisumu County and the surrounding counties warning that the government will not hesitate to impose stringent measures in the said counties if the spread of the virus in them hit dangerous levels.
Masinde further warned that according to the reports the ministry is receiving from the ground, the country may be headed to a fourth wave if Kenyans completely dropped their guard in ensuring that they adhere to the MoH protocols.