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Kenya: Phased re-opening of places of worship from July 14
Places of worship to re-open from Tuesday next week under strict adherence to Covid-19 guidelines, this is according to Inter-Faith Council.
Addressing the press at Ufungamano House, the council Chair Archbishop Anthony Muheria said they had already prepared an interim report and presented their recommendations to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The Archbishop said the reopening will be done in four phases depending on the trend of disease and compliance beginning in the next 7 days from July 14, 2020.
He urged places of worship to put in place sufficient stations of washing hands with soap or sanitizers and to ensure all congregants wear masks throughout the services.
Archbishop Muheria reiterated President Kenyatta’s earlier conditions that congregants should not exceed 100 at a time adding that those below 13 years and those above 58 years should stay home.
He however said individual centres are to decide on age limit of worship leaders.
Social distancing of 1.5 metres must also be strictly observed, unnecessary contact to be avoided and places of worship must be disinfected regularly.
Kenyans have once again been urged to exercise individual responsibility and reopen in an orderly way.
The council further stated that it will review and advice accordingly in the next three weeks.
Source: Citizen Digital