MOH stipulates sh.20,000 fine for flouting masking rules

You risk six months in jail or fines of up to 20, 000, if you flout the mandatory wearing of masks in confined spaces like supermarkets, offices, public service transport, and churches.

This comes as the ministry of health yesterday re-introduced the mandatory wearing of face masks in all indoor meetings.

According to the ministry this is a containment measure to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the country following the recent spike.

Speaking on the Matter, health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the return of masks is necessary to slow a wave of infections as Kenya joins the world in ramping up against a new wave of Coronavirus cases.

Kenya’s positivity rate – the proportion of tests coming back positive – touched 14.5 percent on Satur day which is the highest this year compared to a low of 0.3 percent on March 11 when Kenya relaxed restrictions such as wearing of masks.

The positivity rate eased to 9.9 percent on Sunday before peaking to 12.6 percent yesterday, according to Ministry of Health.

“…the mandatory wearing of face mask in open public spaces where one is not in close proximity with one another remains optional,” said Mr. Kagwe in a press briefing.

However, one is required to wear a mask when in contact with other people in closed/ confined spaces…”

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