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Ugandans call upon Museveni to emulate Kenyatta on Curfew

Ugandans have called upon President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to emulate his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta who lifted the Nationwide curfew that has been in place since March 2020 due to the outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic.

Kenya which has a population of about 54 million people has recorded 252,199 infections since the pandemic broke out and according to the health ministry data, 5,233 have succumbed to the disease.

The country has so far received 7.5 million doses of vaccines so far and 4.5 million people have had at least one does according to the data.

Kenyatta said that the infection rate had fallen with less than 5% of tests each day proving positive.

“It is now time to shift our focus from survival to coexisting with the disease,”Kenyatta said in a televised address to mark a national holiday.

He said congregations attending churches and other religious institutions could rise to two thirds capacity, up from third previously, although everyone should still adhere to other rules such as wearing face masks.

“We are not yet out of the woods and we must therefore continue to observe the containment measures to sustain the gains we are making and guarantee the full reopening of our economy,” he added.

He tasked officials to ensure a fill-and-finish plant for COVID 19 vaccines starts operating in Kenya by April next year.

Kenyatta also unveiled measures to boost the economy, including the procurement of fertilizers for the farmers.

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