By Spy Uganda Correspondent
Schools, restaurants and sporting activities will be allowed to resume in Kenya under health guidelines, following an announcement on Saturday by President Uhuru Kenyatta easing restrictions that have lasted weeks.
Kenyatta made the announcement as the East African country marked Labour Day, the second in a COVID-ravaged environment.
The president announced the lifting of a lockdown that affected five countries considered to be high-risk areas.
A nationwide nighttime curfew was also revised to commence at 10:00pm local tie and not 8:00pm.
The restrictions that have lasted since March 26 were prompted by a spike in daily new infections and deaths.
Kenyatta however extended a ban on political gatherings indefinitely as he urged Kenyans to continue adhering to the laid down protocols including the mandatory wearing of face masks.
Kenya has now recorded 160,053 COVID-19 infections with 2,744 deaths, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of Health.
A mass vaccination exercise is currently underway in efforts to contain the pandemic.