Kenya Reopening after Four months of coronavirus restrictions, allowing international flights from August 1.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the reopening of the country from a COVID-19 lockdown on Monday, lifting constraints on travel in and out of the capital Nairobi and admitting air travel to reopen.
Kenyatta announced in a televised speech that international air travel outside of Kenya’s boundary should reopen from August 1, while private flights are cataloged to restart on July 15. He also declared elevating a prohibition of move in and out of capital, Nairobi, the port city of Mombasa and northeastern Mandera.
Watch: Announcement regarding Reopening
“Today I order and show that the suspension of migration into and out of the Nairobi metropolitan area, Mombasa county and Mandera county that is currently supported shall settle today or at 4am (01:00 GMT) tomorrow, Tuesday, July 7 2020,” said Kenyatta.
Nevertheless, he lengthened the current national curfew connecting 9 pm, and 4 am for a further 30 days and advised he would not delay to “return to lockdown” if the circumstance worst.
Short after the announcement of a Handful of States moving towards reopening in the US, Kenya seems to be following the same path.
“In the next 21 days we shall study patterns of intercommunication and the spread of the disease. Any drifts that signal a worsening of the pandemic, we will have no choice but to return to lockdown,” he added.
In June, Kenyatta had announced that ere lifting restraints, the country would require to have contained viruses with numbers dropped.
The health care system must be qualified to deal with a flood in infections, and the ability for monitoring and contact imitation must be in position.
The Ministry of Health recorded 309 new Covid-19 cases from 4,228 specimens examined in the last 24 hours.