Thursday, June 4, 2020 – Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has reacted to reports that President Uhuru is expected to re-open the county by lifting the existing curfew and cessation of movement orders during his highly anticipated address to the nation on Saturday, June 6th.
Speaking during the daily briefing about the situation on Covid19 in the country, Kagwe said the talk of the country being re-opened on June 6th is merely speculation.
He said that health experts were analyzing the data regarding the best ways of reopening the country’s economy and they are yet to agree on the way forward.
“There is talk that Kenyans are tired of staying home but we are not blind.
“We are aware that most Kenyans are not staying home.
“The reason we have opened some areas such as restaurants is because we understood that some areas can be opened.
“But nobody has talked about reopening in the form that most of you assume.”
“It is something that is being looked at by the experts and they will make a decision and advise the President on the same.
“Yesterday we spent the entire day with experts from universities such as UoN and JKUAT because we want to make the best decision for Kenyans,” Kagwe stated.
President Uhuru extended the national dusk to dawn curfew and the cessation of movement from four Counties on May 16th for a further 21 more days to curb the spread of Covid19.
However, things seem to be getting worse with the number of Covid19 cases rising by the day.
The Kenyan DAILY POST.