The government has lifted the Covid-19 restriction removing mandatory wearing of face masks in public places.
Health Cabinet Secretary, Mutahi Kagwe, announced the easing of the measures on Friday, March 11, during an address to the press.
The CS noted that Kenyans will no longer be required to wear masks in public places but will be required to do so when visiting government offices or using Public Service Vehicles (PSVs).
The government further put a stop to quarantine, meaning that persons suspected of contracting the virus will not be forced to isolate.
This comes just days after Kagwe hinted at dropping wearing of masks following a drop in infection and hospitalisation levels in the country.
The CS noted that despite the blatant disregard of the containment measures, the cases recored were still low signalling that the citizens may be developing hred immunity.
“The first time I noticed that these people are not actually wearing masks these days then you wonder what happens next? Let us watch and see.
“Maybe we are developing herd immunity slowly and as we develop the immunity, you don’t come herd on them. You don’t create a police state of beating them up because they are not wearing masks,” he stated.
“If they are not getting sick, then maybe that is the direction we ought to be going. This is a decision that we are going to be making in the next few days,” he added.