Telecommunication giant Safaricom on Tuesday announced that it would be closing a number of shops temporarily to allow for fumigation and sanitization.
Through a statement to newsrooms, Safaricom stated that the move is in line with the measures issued by the Ministry of Health to ensure the safety of customers.
“We have today closed our Safaricom shops in Nyali and Rex House both in Mombasa, as well as Thika and Lavington Mall shops to allow for cleaning, fumigation and sanitization.
“We will be undertaking such measures regularly to our shops and customer facing facilities to safeguard the health and well-being of our staff and customers,” said CEO Peter Ndegwa.
The shops will reopen on Thursday, June 11, 2020.
Over the weekend, President Uhuru Kenyatta reviewed the curfew hours to 4am to 9pm to allow Kenyans work their full shifts in a bid to reopen the economy gradually.
Uhuru said experts have warned that if the country rushes to reopen the economy, the virus will run down its health system.
“I wanted to reopen our economy but experts feel that a lot still needs to be done before we fully remove the restrictions,” he said.
President Uhuru said experts indicate that if the country reopens without proper protocol, the cases will hit over a million at the end of the year with over 70,000 deaths.
According to the Head of State, experts drawn from the Health Ministry and other agencies, have warned that if the restrictions are relaxed by 20 per cent, there will be 200,000 infections and 30,000 deaths by December.
And that if relaxed by 40 per cent 300,000 new infections will be recorded with 40,000 deaths in November.