Uhuru Informs Governors What it Will Take to Reopen The Economy
President Uhuru Kenyatta has given the governors strict instructions on what will need to be done before the economy is reopened. The current cessation and curfew measures that are in force are expected to expire on 6th July, 2020. Kenyans are so hopeful that the restrictions will not be extended much further.
"County readiness to respond to new imported cases of infection will largely determine our national readiness to re-open the country as a whole. I say this because the nation is the sum total of all the 47 counties. If the counties have met the necessary thresholds, then the nation will be ready to re-open," President Uhuru said. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
The president acknowledges that counties, other than Nairobi and Mombasa host the majority of the elderly population, who will be affected the most by the termination of the current cessation of movement.
Once the movement cessation is lifted, many people from Nairobi and Mombasa are expected to travel upcountry and therefore the virus will be spread further to the interior. This means that the counties must be prepared and have the capacity to treat covid-19 patients at the county level. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Each county was given Ksh 5 billion by the national government to make sure that they are well prepared for any eventuality of the virus spreading further into the counties.