Following the increasing number of Covid- 19 cases, President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday,March 26 suspended all physical learning activities until further notice.
The President’s order, however, spared Form Four students who are currently undertaking their KCSE exams which started today, Friday, March 26.
“In respect to education in Kenya there shall be immediate suspension of physical learning in all institution including universities, tertiary and vocational training institutes other than for candidates sitting for the examinations and those in medical training institutions until otherwise notified,” Kenyatta said.
This is the second time the president has suspended learning activities in Kenya.
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In March 2020 the President suspended learning in schools when the first case in Kenya was recorded.
NEW COVID-19 MEASURES
1. Cessation of movement by road, rail and air in and out of the counties of Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Kiambu and Nakuru till further notice
2. No in-person meetings of any kind in the counties of Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Kiambu and Nakuru till further notice
3. Parliament asked to go on recess as well as the regional Houses mentioned above.
4. Curfew to begin at 8pm and end at 4am in the counties of Nairobi, Nakuru, Machakos, Kiambu and Kajiado
Other counties curfew will go on as currently is, being from 10pm to 4am
5. Government vacates all curfew passes until a review by the Ministry of Interior is done.
6. In-person worship in Nairobi, Nakuru, Machakos, Kiambu, and Kajiado till further notice.
Other counties to be allowed in person religious engagements but to adhere to the one third rule of capacity of religious institutions.
7. Bars are suspended from operating in Nairobi, Nakuru, Machakos, Kiambu and Kajiado. Restaurants and eateries in the said counties shall provide takeaway services only and are banned from selling alcohol.
8. Schools, including universities closed. No further in-person learning
9. All employees of private and government bodies are directed to have employees working from home until further notice, except those where services cannot be provided remotely.
10. All hospitals asked to limit number of visitors to patients to just one per patient.
11. All permitted gatherings to have not more than 50 people. Funerals to be conducted within 72 hours of confirmation of death with just a total of 50 people.
Marriage other similar events to have a total of 30 people.
12. Those above 58 to be vaccinated in first phase.