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Gov’t Imposes 7pm-4am Curfew In Nyanza And Surrounding Revised, All Gatherings Banned In New COVID-19 Containment Measures



Curfew hours in Busia, Vihiga, Kisii, Nyamira, Kakamega, Kericho, Bomet, Bungoma, Trans-Nzoia, Kisumu, Siaya, Homa-Bay and Migori counties extended by three hours following a spike in cases. Curfew to be observed between 7pm and 4am from tomorrow (June18th). The government has also declared the regions as hotspots zones.

Other measures imposed include:

All cross-border cargo drivers shall be required to possess a valid certificate indicating a negative COVID-19 test that was conducted no more than 48 hours before commencing their journey, and each cargo truck shall be limited to only 2 persons per vehicle.

Weekly non-food and livestock markets are hereby suspended in the Hotspot Zone for a period of 30 days.

All public gatherings and in-person meetings of whatever nature are prohibited within the Hotspot Zone, including house parties and sporting activities.

All funerals and interment ceremonies within the Hotspot Zone shall be conducted within 72 hours of confirmation of death.

Night Vigils and overnight processions prior to funerals are prohibited within the Hotspot Zone until further notice.

Attendees for funerals within the Hotspot Zone are capped to a maximum of 50 persons until further notice.

Attendees, officiators, and facilitators of weddings, celebrations of marriage or traditional unions, ceremonies of rites of passage, and all other similar events or ceremonies is maintained at 30 persons in total until further notice.

All forms of physical/congressional worship (churches, mosques, temples and shrines) in the hotspot counties are suspended for a period of 30 days.

All employers including the public and private sector, government offices, businesses and companies in the Hotspot Zone are advised to allow employees to work from home, with the exception of employees working in critical or essential services.

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In accordance with the Public Order No.3 of 2021, all hospitals within the Hotspot Zone are directed to limit the number of visitors for hospitalized patients to one (1) visitor per patient per time until further notice.

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