President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced that the government has ordered a total of 10 million vaccines from Johnson and Johnson, with the first consignment arriving in August.
According to Uhuru, the delivery of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, which requires a single jab, will see Kenya vaccinate at least 10million people by December 25.
He has further intimated that plans are underway to have vaccines manufactured in Kenya in order to meet the country’s population.
In his Covid-19 update, the Head of State directed relevant government agencies to plan for human vaccine production centre in Kenya in bid to reduce dependence on foreign suppliers.
Additionally the President has announced that the nationwide 10 pm to 4 am curfew will run for another 60 days.
The hotspot counties will however continue observing their 7 pm-4 am curfew up to July 31.
“The hours of curfew are maintained at between 7pm & 4am in the COVID-19 hotspots up to the 31st of July 2021. For the rest of the country the nationwide curfew shall continue to be observed from 10pm to 4 am for a further containment period of 60 days” He said.
They include Homa Bay, Migori, Kisumu, Siaya, Busia, Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma, Kisii, Nyamira, Vihiga, Kericho and Bomet.