Covid-19: Kenya Scraps Off Mandatory Wearing Of Face Masks In Public Places

Kenya Scraps Off Mandatory Wearing Of Face Masks In Public Places

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By Uganda Online Correspondent

The government of Kenya has lifted Covid-19 restrictions removing mandatory wearing of face masks in public places

Health Cabinet Secretary, Mutahi Kagwe, announced the easing of the measures on Friday, March 11, during an address to the press.

The CS noted that Kenyans will no longer be required to wear masks in public places but will be required to do so when visiting government offices or using Public Service Vehicles.

The government further put a stop to quarantine, meaning that persons suspected of contracting the virus will not be forced to isolate.

This comes just days after Kagwe hinted at dropping wearing of masks following a drop in infection and hospitalization levels in the country.
The CS noted that despite the blatant disregard of the containment measures, the cases recorded were still low signaling that the citizens may be developing hard immunity.

“If they are not getting sick, then maybe that is the direction we ought to be going. This is a decision that we are going to be making in the next few days,” he added.

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