What President Uhuru Kenyatta agreed with governors on COVID-19 response measures

A meeting of the national and county governments convened yesterday by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi agreed on a raft of COVID-19 response measures to be put in place ahead of the gradual re-opening of the country's economy.

The measures which are aimed at safeguarding Kenyans against the adverse health and socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 include;-

- The attainment of a national 30,500 isolation bed capacity within one month. They a target of 300 isolation beds for each county so as to deal with the rising cases of infections, currently in 35 of the country's 47 counties.
- To address the growing public pressure to re-open places of worship including churches and mosques, the summit agreed to involve the Council Governors in the ongoing consultations being undertaken by an inter-faith council.
- So as to ensure the smooth reopening of schools and other institutions of learning, the summit agreed to involve the Council of Governors in the ongoing education sector stakeholder consultations.
- To keep track of yesterday's resolutions, the summit resolved to reconvene on Wednesday next week to among other matters, review: guidelines for the gradual re-opening of the economy; containment measures currently in place; and protocols for the progressive re-opening of places of worship.
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