Kitui churches, mosques to remain open amid coronavirus spread
By Jael Mboga | March 20th 2020
Catholic Bishops on Thursday announced that its churches will remain open in the wake of the outbreak of coronavirus.
Through a press statement signed by the Chairman of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops, Philip Ndolo, the church stated that it would remain a focal point of prayer.
On March 14, public gatherings were suspended as State intensified efforts to tackle the global pandemic.
The government suspended all public gatherings with immediate effect as Kenyans came to terms with reality of the coronavirus cases.
The suspension, as announced by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, was directed at church services, political rallies, prison visits and inter-school games.
The number of global coronavirus infections shot past 200,000 on Wednesday, as governments across Europe, North America and Asia rolled out tough measures to put the brakes on the ferocious spread of the deadly pandemic.
On March 18, three more cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Kenya bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to seven.
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