Kenya reinstates mandatory mask wearing indoors, urges vaccination to curb uptick in COVID-19 cases

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Kenya has reinstated the mandatory wearing of face masks in indoor settings as a containment measure to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

Addressing the media on Monday, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said members of the public will be required to wear face masks in confined places such as PSVs, aircraft, offices, supermarkets and places of worship.

“We have seen situations like in political indoor meetings where we are seeing super spreading of COVID-19… we also require worshippers to wear face masks when inside places of worship,” said Kagwe.

He further stated that all unvaccinated travelers arriving at any port of entry into Kenya will be required to be in possession of a negative PCR test result conducted not more than 72 hours before departure.

The move comes as Kenya battles a sixth wave of COVID-19.

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new report placing Kenya and Mauritius among countries experiencing a sixth wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Original article published by Citizen Digital