President Uhuru Kenyatta has signalled that the government may lift some of the directives executed to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease.

Addressing the nation from State House, Nairobi, President Kenyatta conceded that some of the measures were not sustainable.

The economy, he warned, would completely collapse if some of the restrictions were not eased.

He said that other countries were establishing new mechanisms of coexisting with the disease as they carry on with their daily activities.

The President particularly singled out the night curfew and lockdowns, saying that they were no longer supportable.

“Governments all over the world are learning that some of the measures are no longer sustainable because people cannot continue staying at home. We must get back to our normal lives,” he said.

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The Kenyan leader said the government had embarked on an economic recovery journey.

He said he has advised the Ministry of Health to begin preparing Kenyans on how to get back to their daily routines.

“I’ve told the health officials to start telling our people that life cannot go on this way. Now, it should be how to bounce back to our usual lives,” he said.

Everyone would be responsible if the country suffered an explosion of Covid-19, President Kenyatta said, adding that the safety guidelines must be strictly observed when the economy is reopened.

The nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew, the cessation of movement in the counties of Nairobi, Mandera, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale plus the segmental lockdown in Eastleigh and Old Town end on Saturday, 6th June.

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In the meantime, the President has confirmed that the Covid-19 cases in country have soared to 1,192 after 31 new infections.

Watch the video below courtesy of NTV.

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