President Kenyatta has convened an extraordinary meeting will all the 47 county governors amid rising cases of Covid-19 in the country.
The high-level meeting whose main agenda will be to discuss the country’s preparedness for the Covid-19 pandemic will be held next Friday, according to State House Spokeswoman Kanze Dena.
“The Session has been convened following a surge of COVID-19 infections across our Nation; with the disease having now manifested in 44 of our 47 counties,” Dena said in a statement on Monday.
The summit will assess the counties’ preparedness to handle a spike in Covid-19 infections, review the efficacy of the containment measures in place, and the impact of gradual lifting of restrictions.
While announcing the phased reopening of the country early this month, President Uhuru warned the government would not hesitate to reintroduce restrictions if the Covid-19 situation worsens.
“In the next 21 days, we shall study patterns of interaction and spread of the disease. Any trends that signal a worsening of the pandemic, we shall have no choice but to return to lockdown at zero option,” Uhuru stated.
As of Monday, Kenya had recorded 13,353 cases of Covid-19, 234 fatalities, and 5,616 recoveries.