The Ministry of Health has re-introduced the mandatory wearing of face masks in all indoor meetings as a containment measure to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country following the recent spike.
Speaking during a press conference, Kagwe stated that everyone will be required to wear face masks in confined places such as Public Service Vehicles (PSV), aircrafts, offices, supermarkets and places of worship.
The Cabinet Secretary further called on Kenyans who have not been vaccinated to do so as the Positivity rate shoots higher.
He also stated that all unvaccinated travelers arriving at any port of entry into Kenya will be required to be in possession of a negative PCR test result conducted not more than 72 hours before departure.
“Political indoor meetings are super-spreaders events. We also require worshippers to wear face masks when inside places of worship to contain the virus,” Kagwe said.
He warned of an increase in Covid-19 cases in the country as the country moves into the cold season.
The CS noted the weekly average has gone up from 0.6 per cent at the beginning of May to 10.4 per cent this week.
“The sharp rise in infections should mean something to our country and we must once again take steps to prevent a slide into a crisis like the one we experienced in 2020 and 2021 when we lost many lives and resources,” Kagwe said.