Kenya lifts all mandatory restrictions against coronavirus

Kenya lifts all mandatory restrictions against coronavirus

Kenyan authorities have announced the lifting of coronavirus restrictions and are now allowing people not to wear face masks in open places.

The health ministry said mandatory quarantine and isolation of confirmed cases are also removed.

The government however encouraged people attending events indoors to wear face masks and while travelling using public means of transport.

“The measures of social distancing and hand washing will remain in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus,” minister Mutahi Kagwe said.

“The changes follow a significant decline in Covid-19 infections in the country. Positivity rates have remained below 5% for the past month,” he added.

Kenya imposed mandatory mask wearing in 2020 at the height of the pandemic.

The East African country has so far recorded 323,000 cases of coronavirus including 6,544 deaths.

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