President Uhuru Kenyatta has extended the closure of bars and night clubs for another 30 days despite the low number of Covid-19 cases reported in the country in the past few days.
Uhuru has however given a cloud of hope to bar owners and revelers by stating that the Ministry of Health and Bar owners will meet over the next 30 days to come up with mechanisms for re-opening.
“The closure of bars and nightclubs is continued for further 30 days. However the prohibition of against the sale of alcohol by licensed hotels with residence is vacated,” said Uhuru.
“In the next 30 days, bar owners in consultation with the Ministry of Health will develop self-regulating mechanisms as part of their civic responsibility to their clientele in order to allow their resumption,” said Uhuru.
During his 11th address since the first case of Covid-19 was reported in the country, Uhuru also extended the dusk to dawn curfew for another 30 days.
The president however lifted the ban on the sale of alcohol in restaurants. Uhuru has also extended the opening hours of restaurants from 7 pm to 9 am.
The president has also lifted the ban the ban on the sale of second-hand clothing otherwise known as mitumba.
“Details of how this will operate and the protocols for the same will be announced by the government tomorrow,” he stated.