President Uhuru Kenyatta has convened the Sixth Extraordinary Session of the National and County Governments Coordinating Summit to review the recent witnessed spike in coronavirus infections in the country.
According to the State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena, the meeting is slated for November 4, 2020, coming at a time when the country has witnessed extreme COVID-19 infections after easing restrictions in September.
“The extraordinary session has been convened in light of the resurgence of COVID-19 infections across our nation, as exhibited by the fact that Kenya has recorded its highest number of COVID-19 monthly fatalities in October 2020.
In the wake of the health risk posed by the pandemic, the Head of State has called on Kenyans to keep applying the underlying measures in order to contain the virus.
“Kenyans should continue to wear facemasks correctly while in public spaces, apply correct hand hygiene at all times, and adhere with physical and social distancing guidelines and protocols that have been put in place to safeguard our individual and collective health and safety,” read the statement.
“By doing so, Kenyans will ensure that our Nation does not lose the hard-fought-for ground secured in the fight against COVID-19, and also that our Nation shall not be compelled to roll-back the easing of the restrictions that Kenyans enjoy today.”