President Uhuru: Schools to Reopen Gradually in September 2020

President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta

President Uhuru Kenyatta while addressing the nation outside State House, Nairobi, on Saturday, June 6, announced that schools will reopen in September, 2020.

The Head of State further directed the Ministry of Education to come up with new school calendar by mid of August.

“Following stakeholders’ consultation in the education sector, Ministry of Education jointly with the Ministry of Education issued and publicised guidelines on a gradual and progressive return to normalcy in the education sector by the third term, that is from the 1st of September, 2020.

“Further, the ministry of education shall announce the new school calendar by the middle of the August,” announced President Uhuru.

At the same time the President also relaxed the curfew hours which will now be between 9 pm to 4 am from June 7, 2020.

In accordance with the advice of the National Security Council, the President also extended the cessation of movement into and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan Area, Mombasa and Mandera counties by another 30 days.

However, speaking at State House, Nairobi on Saturday, Uhuru announced the lifting of the cessation of movement in Kwale and Kilifi counties from June 7, 2020, at 4 am.

The President also lifted the cessation of movement into and out of Eastleigh and Old Town from June 7, 2020, at 4 am.

“I direct that the cessation of movement in Eastleigh and Old Town Mombasa shall lapse at 4 am on June 7.

“The cessation of movement in Kilifi and Kwale Counties shall also lapse at 4 am on June 7,” he declared.

Uhuru however stated that the ban of all forms of gathering including bars would be extended by another 30 days.

“Ban on all forms of social & political gatherings, bars, extended for 30 days…International travel restrictions extended. MoT directed, within 7 days, to engage stakeholders and guide resumption of local air travel,” stated the head of state

Covid-19

Kenya today recorded new 126 Coronavirus cases with 4 deaths.

This brings the total tally to 2,598 with 83 deaths.