Government Lifts Mandatory Wearing of Face Masks in Public Places

Mandatory wearing of masks in public spaces is now lifted.

While addressing the media on Friday, the Ministry of Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said, ”There has been a lot of debate and discussions on the continued use of face masks as one of the contained measures – the mandatory wearing of face masks in open public places is now lifted.”

He further stated,

”To continue to adhere to the public health and social measures and exercise personal responsibility, Kenyans are encouraged to ensure frequent handwashing with soap and water, use hand sanitizers at all times, and generally make a movement of being a clean and hygienic nation.” CS Mutahi Kagwa

The CS however, urged Kenyans to maintain social distancing and avoid crowding in public places to ensure risk or spread is limited.

In house worship to resume fully provided all congregants are vaccinated. However the CS has said the Interfaith Council will advise on protocols in all places of worship.

”Mask use is encouraged in indoor spaces and functions. Full capacity at houses of worship at full capacity, with full masks and all participants vaccinated.” He said.

The CS further said that the temperature screening can be stopped and all PSVs, train, and domestic air services to resume at full capacity with face masks on during the course of travel.

However, the unvaccinated travelers coming into the country shall be subjected to rapid antigen test.



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