President Uhuru Kenyatta has rescheduled the meeting between the National and County Governments to discuss the coronavirus situation in the country from Friday, July 24 to Monday, July 27.
The summit is expected to assess the state of the nation’s response with regard to the coronavirus pandemic.
Another big agenda in the meeting will be the counties’ preparedness in response to the pandemic. The President had initially directed all Governors to ensure their counties have at least 300 isolation beds to treat coronavirus patients.
In a Wednesday 22 announcement, State House reported that the rescheduling was requested by the council of Governors (CoG).
On July 6, President Kenyatta announced a phased reopening of the country’s hard-hit economy warning that should the situation get worse, the measures could be reinstated.
“We shall study the pattern of interaction and the rate of spread of the disease in the next 21 days. Any trend that signals a worsening of the situation, we shall have no choice but to return to lockdown at zero option,” President Kenyatta said.
Since lifting of the restrictions, the country has noted a spike in the number of infections with Saturday 18 seeing 688 new cases in 24 hours – the highest daily county so far.
Experts have warned that more is still to come and that a peak of infections will be between August and September.
As of Wednesday 22, all of the 47 counties but Baringo, West Pokot, and Samburu have recorded positive cases of coronavirus. Tana River county was the latest to report a positive coronavirus case on Saturday.