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Kenya to hold an extraordinary summit to review the surge of COVID-19 infections

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Harambee House, Nairobi, Kenya — On 20th July, 2020, H.E Uhuru Kenyatta, the President of Kenya  convened the Fifth Extraordinary Session of the National and County Governments Co-ordinating Summit, which shall be held on Friday, 24th July, 2020.

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. The Session shall be a status conference that shall:

(i) Assess the Counties’ state preparedness within the wider national response to the novel coronavirus pandemic and evaluate Kenya’s overall national response and capacity;

(ii) Review the efficacy of the containment measures in place and review the impact of the phased easing of the restrictions that were in place; and

(iii) Consider the evolution of the disease and the medical models on how COVID-19 may propagate within our Country over the months of August and September 2020.

According to Ms. Kanze Dena Mararo, the State House Spokesperson, His Excellency calls on all Kenyans to continue applying the simple but yet most effective individual and collective measures that are our Nation’s best weapon against COVID-19. Kenyans should continue correctly wearing facemasks while in public spaces, apply correct face and hand hygiene at all times, and cooperate with the physical and social distancing guidelines and protocols that have been put in place to safeguard our individual and collective health and safety.

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