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Bars to be Closed By 7pm, NPS Announces

by Zablon Ondari
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20211020 205924

The National Police Service (NPS) has announced that bars should close by 7pm.

The announcement comes just hours after President Uhuru Kenyatta lifted the 10pm to 4 am curfew during the Mashujaa Day celebrations held in Wang’uru Stadium, Kirinyaga County, on Wednesday, 20th October.

In a statement posted on Twitter, NPS said that the order to close bars by 7pm remains in place.

“Following the vacation of the Covid-associated curfew by the President during Mashujaa Day speech, existing measures on the closure of bars by 7pm remain in place for now. Enforcement of violation of this measure to continue,” read the statement.

Kenyans across the country welcomed the President’s decision to lift the dusk-to-dawn curfew that has been in place since 27th March 2020.

Speaking during the celebrations, President Kenyatta said the decision to lift the curfew was made following the declining rate of Covid-19 infections.

“I have noted with much appreciation that the surge of infections has declined over the last two weeks as characterised by the positivity rate of below five per cent that has been registered over this period,” he said.

“In the same regards and by the authority vested, I hereby order and direct that the nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew that has been in effect from March 27, 2020, is hereby vacated with immediate effect.”

Today, Kenya recorded 117 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours from 6,004 samples tested within the same period, pushing the cumulative number of samples tested to 2,654,013.

This brings the national Covid-19 tally to 252,308. The positivity rate now stands at two per cent.

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