by Muthoni Kimani
December 2, 2020
The Ministry of Health has banned feasting at funerals as the country’s Covid-19 cases rise drastically.
Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman said Covid-19 protocols at weddings and funerals are still in force despite even as cases reported in the past few days seem to point at reducing confirmed infections. Dr Aman said that funeral services will now be limited to 100 people and only 15 close members of the deceased will be allowed at the gravesite.
Duration of the service must not exceed an hour, and no food is to be served.
CAS Dr Aman said;
“The number of people to attend funerals has been limited to 100, and only 15 close family members are to be allowed at the graveside. The duration of the burial must not exceed one hour, and no food is to be served at funerals.”
The last time the president addressed the Nation he said, the maximum number of persons attending funerals and weddings was revised from 100 to 200 this was in September.
The CAS urged Kenyans to adhere to the measures to fight against the pandemic.
At the same time, he announced that 226 patients recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, and of this number, 206 were from home-based care and six discharged from various hospitals. The CAS also announced fatalities from the Coronavirus had risen to 1,474 following the death of five patients in the previous 24 hours.
From the latest confirmed Covid-19 cases, 525 are Kenyans while 26 are foreigners.