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Bad news to alcohol lovers as Uhuru extends closure of bars

By Susan Njire

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered a continuity of the curfew for the next 30days congratulating Kenyans for taking seriously the strict measures in ensuring that they assist in curbing the spread of covid-19 since the end of the lockdown. Speaking from statehouse in Nairobi, the head of state has asserted that the closure of bars and nightclubs shall continue for another period of 30 days until September 26 putting in that the nationwide curfew has been also extended for another 30 days.

Additionally the president has also directed that licensed restaurants will be allowed to sell alcohol. The head of state has called upon all Kenyans to ensure that they do not Ignore the measures due to the flattening of the virus transmission. He urged Kenyans to continue with the responsibilities of keeping safe as this is not a burden but a personal choice benefitting both self and country.

During his address president Uhuru Kenyatta has also given an  update on the reported number of covid-19 cases asserting that for the last 24hrs 213 more people have tested positive with the national tally reaching 33,016 and over 18000 recoveries. In a sad tone however the country has lost over 500souls to the pandemic in just six months.He added,“ our positivity rate country wide has fallen from a high of 13% in June to 8% in August. This means we have a chance to of reaching 5% positivity rate for a total reopening of our economy.”

Uhuru has said that even though the nation has done well to flatten the curve,there are challenges which have continued the spread of covid-19 pandemic to other counties despite the counties determination to contain the pandemic spread. Lastly he explained that in the faces of a crisis like covid-19, there are no unbearable responsibilities asserting that as a nation we must be careful.


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