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President’s Labour Day Surprise.

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President Kenyatta yesterday with Labour sector leaders at Statehouse Gardens for the International Labour Day celebrations.

In what got the country by surprise, President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday during the Labour Day celebrations, lifted cessation of movement in and out of five counties labelled as highly infectious zones for the novel Coronavirus.

The zoned area consist of five counties of Nairobi Kiambu, Nakuru, Machakos and Kajiado.

The action by the government was received with excitement especially by business fraternity who said that their businesses were on the verge of collapse after the president issued the restriction orders.

Although the announcement was not pensively foreseen, Kenyans took to social media to express their satisfaction and commended the move the president said is subject to revision if Kenyans will downplay the set of guidelines.

In what was seen as a sigh of relief for restaurant and eatery owners, the president pointed out that the facilities to resume operations in strict compliance issued by the government though limited to 7pm.

The same applied to bars and clubs.

“The facilities are encouraged to utilize outdoor spaces to maximize on physical and social distancing,” he directed.

The revision allowed places of worship in the five zones to operate through under strict compliance with the Inter-Faith Council guidelines.

Churches and mosques shall not exceed a third of the accommodation capacity.

The churches in the five counties experienced boomerang effects of the restrictions and had resumed to remote services on social media platforms which were dimmed ineffective by members of the clergy.

President Kenyatta further noted that all educational institutions at all levels of learning to reopen in accordance with the calendar issued by the Ministry of education among other eased restrictions.

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