President Uhuru Kenyatta has today promised to work closely with the ministry of health in order to ensure Kenyans respond positively by taking up the COVID-19 pandemic vaccination serious.
Speaking during his public address at the state house in Nairobi, President Uhuru Kenyatta said that the government is working closely with the Ministry of Health to make sure that Kenyans get vaccinated against the pandemic. He said that by the end of this year over 10 million Kenyans will be vaccinated. The daily target of the vaccination is 153,000.
The President said that Kenya will import unpackaged vaccine and repackage for supply within the region with a long-term plan to establish a human vaccine plant in the country.
While addressing the nation, President Uhuru gave further directives to curb the spread of the virus. The President directed that the nationwide curfew should be observed from 10 PM to 4 AM for the next 60 days except in the 13 counties that were declared the hotspot zone of the virus. In the hotspot zone, the daily curfew will start from 7 PM to 4 AM until 31st July 2021.
President Kenyatta also urged Citizens to play personal roles in curbing the spread of the novel pandemic. He urged citizens to get vaccinated against the virus. The vaccine is free of charge and no one will be forced to get vaccinated.
The 13 counties include; Busia, Vihiga, Kisii, Nyamira, Kakamega, Kericho, Bomet, Bungoma, Trans-Nzoia, Kisumu, Siaya, Homa-Bay and Migori.
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