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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,4TH NOV,2020-Governors have urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to enhance COVID-19 containmnent measures during to the surging infections and deaths since October.
The Chairman of the Council of Governors Wycliffe Oparanya said the increased cases were worrying, with fears that they may spiral even further.
“County Governments can no longer admit new patients. It is actually an acute crisis. Many patients are losing the battle en route to Nairobi to seek treatment,” he said in opening remarks during a meeting chaired by the president to review the measures, “We shall be asking we reexamine the easing of restrictions.”
He said the Council of Governors had asked President Kenyatta to re-introduction strict containment measures that include the 9.00pm to 4.00am curfew.
Oparanya said the council has resolved to impose a ‘No Mask No Service,’ initiative in a bid to stem the rising virus numbers.
In his opening remarks, President Kenyatta said the crisis was occassioned by “Kenyans who have failed in the enforcement and compliance to COVID-19 protocols.”
The Head of State was expected to announce the new measures to be put in place later Wednesday.
While the Council of Governors has demanded tougher containment measures, including the cessation of movement and more curfew hours, traders are reported to be opposed to it saying they stand to lose more.