BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,30TH JULY,2021-Deputy president William Ruto has postponed his scheduled public engagements due to the escalating COVID19 cases in the country. In his tweet on Friday evening, Ruto stated that his engagements will continue to be suspended until further notice. ”The covid 19 situation in the country has escalated as stated by GoK this afternoon. My scheduled public engagements are hereby postponed until further notice. We all should take individual responsibility and adhere to guidelines issued so as to control this ravaging pandemic.” He said.
This comes just hours after the government revised curfew hours for the 13 lake region counties that were designated Covid-19 hotspots.
In a new directive by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, on Friday, curfew in the counties will now begin at 10 pm from 7 pm and end at 4am like the rest of the country.
“The hours of the ongoing national curfew to continue across the country from 10 pm to 4 am across the country. This applies now to the counties in the lake region as well,” Kagwe said.
In June, the government revised curfew hours for 13 counties in the Western region from 10pm to 7pm.