Kenya: Places of Worship to Re-Open Next Week

The interfaith council appointed by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi and his Health counterpart Mutahi Kagwe has recommended that places of worship re-open on July 14.

The reopening will be in four phases, with the first one commencing next week.

Guidelines to re-opening of churches, mosques, temples and others next week include:

  • Handwashing/sanitiser facilities
  • Wearing of proper facemasks at all times
  • Social distancing of 1.5 metres
  • Maximum of 100 people per service
  • Age limit of 13-58 years. Sick and elderly to stay home
  • One hour per service (religious places can have several services per day)
  • Regular cleaning of places of worship
  • Sanitising shared items
  • Avoidance of unnecessary contact
  • Use of thermal guns

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