Uhuru extends nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew by 21 days as Covid-19 cases spike

Uhuru extends nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew by 21 days as Covid-19 cases spike

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday extended the nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew by 21 more days in a bid to tame the spread of the coronavirus as the country recorded 49 new cases.

According to President Kenyatta, who spoke while addressing the nation at State House in Nairobi, the 7pm to 5am curfew will now end on June 6, 2020.

This now comes as the second extension after the curfew which was first announced on March 25 was extended on April 25.

The Head of State also extended the ban on movement in and out of Nairobi, Mandera and counties on the Coastal strip by the same period.

“The cessation of movement into and out of the Nairobi metropolitan area and the counties of Kilifi, Kwale, Mombasa and Mandera that is currently in force shall also be extended upto and until June 6, 2020,” he said.

The President further sought to assure Kenyans that the government “will continue to take every measure it can” to protect them from the pandemic as well as to “plan for the recovery of our economy post the crisis.”

“The whole world is walking through the valley of the shadow of death.  However, I know that the firmness of our resolve as a nation, the fidelity of each and every one in keeping the enemy at bay, and God’s enduring Grace, will see us into the light,” he said.