Dec 9, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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No beer, travel in Kenya this festive season without Covid certificate: CS

Are you vaccinated against Covid-19? If not, you may be denied services in Kenyan government institutions and your favorite bar this Christmas time.

At a time of concern before the December holidays, Kenya’s Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that Those looking for public services must be fully vaccinated to ensure that the country is not closed due to a high rate of infection.

The CS said that people need a vaccination certificate for entry into hotels, bars and restaurants, national parks and game reserves until December 21st.

Only people who have received both vaccinations like AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna or the one-time vaccination from Janssen have access to government services or travel across the country.

“I want to let Kenyans know that next month drivers and Boda-Boda drivers will need to provide proof of vaccination before they can travel,” Ka said gwe.

“Governments in other countries are debating whether to re-impose heavy restrictions as we move towards the holiday season, and we should. We know that during the holidays, many of the well-known anti-virus measures like social distancing can easily be overlooked when people are happy, “he added.

CS Kagwe said everyone in the travel industry should be vaccinated and always have proof of this in a measure coordinated by the Ministry of Transport and other stakeholders.

Mass vaccination campaign

Mr. Kagwe also said that all travelers to Kenya must have a Covid-19 vaccination certificate carry with you and, together with Spain, Iran, Italy, Denmark, Israel and Germany, impose strict measures in the fight against the virus.

“Visitors, tourists, travelers from Europe must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination prior to entering the country, ”he said.

In order to speed up vaccination, the ministry will conduct a 10-day mass vaccination from November 26th with the aim of giving adequate vaccinations iche to as many people as possible.

Kenya has over 254. recorded .000 confirmed Covid cases with over 5,000 deaths.

The CS said Kenya will not reintroduce strict regulations to contain the virus. He added that teenagers would get the Pfizer vaccine starting next week, which would increase the number of Kenyans vaccinated.

The CS expressed displeasure with counties like Siaya and Homa Bay, which have a dense population but they do not use vaccination services.

According to the current management report, there were a total of 254,057 cases, 146,966 (58 percent) are male and 107,091 (42 percent) are female. Most of them are between 30 and 39 years old.

Men had a higher crude death rate than women, and of a total of 5,314 deaths, 3,406 (64 percent) were male. This despite the fact that 1,021,942 more men and 902,762 women were vaccinated.