Saturday June 27, 2020 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has disclosed plans to end the lockdown in Nairobi and Mombasa Counties that has been in force since March 13th, 2020, the day the country registered the first coronavirus case.

In an online session of the Corporate Council on Africa Leaders Forum on Friday, Uhuru indicated that time has come for the Government to lift the lockdown while strictly adhering to the World Health Organisation’s guidelines.

“We are opening the inter-County lockdowns,” Uhuru told the forum

President Uhuru Kenyatta had imposed a ban on movement in and out of four main coronavirus “infected areas”, including the capital city, Nairobi, to stop the spread of the deadly bug.

While addressing a question on the resumption of international flights, Uhuru said that the country would first operationalise domestic flights.

“We are going to be starting domestic flights and this is what we are going to use for the next couple of days because we are opening up the counties.”

“We will be [opening] the inter-county lockdown,” he said.


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