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President Uhuru Kenyatta during the 9th Presidential Covid-19 address. Photo: PSCU

COVID-19 UPDATE: President Kenyatta convenes national-county government coordinating summit on Covid-19

President Uhuru Kenyatta has on Monday 20th July 2020 convened the Fifth Extraordinary Session of the National and County Governments, which shall be held on Friday, 24th July 2020.

The move is a response to the surge in Covid-19 infections across the country, with the disease currently manifesting in 44 out of 47 counties.

During the session, President Kenyatta intends to review the efficacy of the containment measures in place while also reviewing the impact of the phased easing of restrictions that had been put in place to curb the spread of the virus.

In a press statement available to newsrooms, State House Spokesperson also indicated that there was need to assess the Counties’ state of preparedness within the wider national response to the novel coronavirus pandemic and evaluate Kenya’s overall national response and capacity.

The government continued to urge Kenyans to apply the measures set out in a bid to curb the spread of the virus.