Government says 6th Wave of Covid-19 is affecting Kenya and Mauritius
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said on Monday 20th June that members of the public are required to wear face masks in confined places such as PSVs, aircraft, offices, supermarkets and places of worship.
The ministry of Health has announced that Kenyans will be required to wear face masks in indoor settings as a containment measure to curb the spread of the 6th wave COVID-19 in the country.
The CS decried the super spreading of COVID-19 in political indoor meetings and said worshippers must now wear face masks when inside places of worship and further called on Kenyans who have not been vaccinated to do so immediately.
The development comes a few days after the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced in their report that Kennya was among the countries experiencing the sixth wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The report said Kenya and Mauritius are the only two nations classified in the 6th wave category among the 54 African Union.
Kenya’s COVID-19 positivity rate was 9.9% on 19th June 2022 after 246 people tested positive from a sample size of 2,484 people tested in the last 24 hours.