President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared a nationwide curfew from 7pm to 5am from Friday, March 27, in a bid to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Whereas a majority of Kenyans will be expected to stay indoors, there is a list of those who will be allowed out during the period as they provide essential services in the country.
The head of state in a televised address on Wednesday, March 25, at State House, announced three more cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed in Kenya bringing the total number of cases to 28 even as one patient was confirmed to had fully recovered.
“To ensure we continue to follow the procedures as laid out to all of us the National Security Council, I announce a daily curfew from 7pm to 5am from Friday, March 27, effective in the territory of the Republic of Kenya, except for those providing essential services,” the president said.
President Uhuru Kenyatta declared a nationwide curfew in Kenya to fight the coronavirus outbreak
A list of those exempted from the curfew has been released by the government focusing on essential personnel such as medical workers, hospitals and security companies to mention but a few.
List of those exempted
1. Medical professionals and health workers
2. National security, administration and co-ordination officers
3. Public health and sanitation officers in county governments
4. Licensed pharmacies and drug stores
5. Licensed broadcasters and media houses
6. Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd
7. Food dealers, distributors, wholesalers, and transporters of farm produce
8. Licensed supermarkets, mini-markets and hypermarkets
9. Licensed distributors and retailers of petroleum and oil products and lubricants
10. Licensed telecommunication operators and service providers
11. Licensed banks, financial institutions, and payment financial services
12. The fire brigade and other emergency response services
13. Licensed security firms
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