Kenya will extend its nightly Covid-19 curfew for another 60 days with shortened hours from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. local time, but bars and the sale of alcohol in ordinary eateries will be permitted effective Tuesday, President Uhuru Kenyatta said in a televised address on Monday.
“The Covid positivity rate has fallen from 13% in June, 7% in August and is now at 4.4% in September,” President Kenyatta said.
The size of public gatherings for weddings and funerals will also be allowed to increase.
“The possibility of a second wave is real,” President Kenyatta said as he urged Kenyans to maintain caution and continue preventative measures in this “new normal.”
The nationwide curfew was previously from 9 p.m. — 4 a.m. local time.