On behalf of a grateful nation, the president extend a heartfelt and eternal gratitude to Medical Professionals and Health Workers, for their exemplary work that is the backbone of our continuing successes in limiting Covid-19 within our Borders.
He also recognized and thanked all Kenyans serving in critical and essential service sectors, for their excellent efforts which have ensured the continuity of our supply-chains and the provision of critical and essential services.
it is incumbent on every Kenyan to support the efforts of our Medical Professionals, Health Workers, Critical and Essential Services Providers, and the Government as a whole by reducing movement and congregating in large groups
The president gave an order to that end, that the National Security Council,has sanctioned and caused the issuance of a Public Order Number 1 on the Coronavirus Pandemic, with the following key aspects:
That effective Friday, 27th March, 2020; a Daily Curfew from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. shall be in effect in the territory of the Republic of Kenya, with all movement by persons not authorized to do so or not being Medical Professionals, Health Workers, Critical and Essential Services Providers, being prohibited between those hours (The full list of Critical and Essential Service Providers is annexed to this Statement); and
That with immediate effect, the management of the Kenya Ferry Services is vested in the National Police Service, the Coast Guard and the National Government Administration Officers (NGAO).
Social Distancing is now our new norm, it is our new way of life. the president noted
We reiterate that the most effective way to limit the spread of the virus is through basic changes in individual behavior and hygiene. We have recently experienced cases within our country where transmission was from our political and religious leaders who unfortunately did not heed the guidance by the Ministry of Health on self-quarantine and social distancing.
I therefore once more call on everyone to:
- wash hands frequently with hand sanitizers or soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
- cover our nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or flexed elbow;
- avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
These measures will slow the spread and ease the effects of Covid-19 on our Nation, and allow our Health Care
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