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President Uhuru Kenyatta during a past media briefing. Photo: Courtesy

President Kenyatta expected to address the nation at 3pm after summit on Covid-19.

President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to address the nation on Monday at 3pm at the end of an extraordinary session of the national and county governments convened to assess the Covid-19 situation in the country. The virtual meeting is expected to begin at 11am and will be presided over by President Kenyatta.

It is expected that the overall Covid-19 situation in the country will be examined since it has been 21 days after the government lifted cessation of movement restrictions. The Chairperson of the Council of Governors is also expected to give a status update on the state of preparedness of counties in dealing with the pandemic.

President Kenyatta will also review a report from the National Command Centre on how the disease may propagate in the months of August and September 2020, while also receiving updates from the education sector and the inter-faith council on the resumption of congregational worship.

Meanwhile, Kenyans have been speculating on the outcome of the session, with some calling for a lockdown to curb the spread of the virus after a surge in numbers in recent weeks.