Deputy President William Ruto has responded swiftly following the announcement by the Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe over the sudden increase in the spread of Covid-19 in the Country.
In his statement on Friday, July 30, 2021, the Deputy President announced that he has rescheduled all his public engagements until further notice.
The second in command acknowledged that the increase in the spread of Covid-19 situation in the country and urged his followers to take personal responsibility and adhere to the Covid-19 guidelines set by the Ministry of Health and the Government of Kenya to curb the spread of the virus.
“The Covid-19 situation in the country has escalated as stated by Government of Kenya this afternoon. My scheduled public engagements are hereby postponed until further notice.
“We all should take individual responsibility and adhere to guidelines issued so as to control this ravaging pandemic.” Ruto stated.
His statement comes following a press briefing by Health CS on Friday , July 30, 2021 where he stated that Covid-19 cases in the Country, especially in Nairobi County had increased significantly.
Kagwe warned that there were not enough spaces to admit patients in Nairobi hospitals, adding that some were dying before they could even secure beds.
He further directed that all public and personal meetings including all government and intergovernmental meetings be conducted virtual or postponed.
“While indoors, maintain a physical distance of at least 1 meter between people not from the same household and observe hand and cough hygiene to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission,” Kagwe stated.
In his announcement, Kagwe maintained that the nationwide curfew hours would remain as from 10:00 pm until 4:00 am until further notice.