The government of Kenya has extended the daily curfew up to Friday, March 12, disappointing many Kenyans who expected it to be lifted.

The government said the curfew will continue to be effected across Kenya from 10.00pm to 4.00am.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, in an Executive Order issued on Sunday, also announced that all gatherings, including political rallies which may act as super-spreader events are banned for 60 days.

Kenyatta, however, exempted funerals and weddings from the ban as long as the number of persons attending them is capped at 150.

Such venues are also expected to have the capacity to handle the guests while observing Covid-19 measures.

Overnight vigils and other events remain banned indefinitely.

According to the Order, passengers in public and private vehicles are still required to put on face masks and maintain hand hygiene while inside the vehicles and all PSVs expected to adhere to the strict 60% maximum carrying capacity limit set by the state.

The Executive Order noted that the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic is still alive to the health and livelihoods of all Kenyans.

Kenya has confirmed 96,802 Coronavirus cases since March 13, 2020 when the pandemic’s first cases was confirmed in Kenya.