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Kenya's president Kenyatta lifts coronavirus curfew

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Image: REUTERS/Leah Millis

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday lifted a nationwide curfew, which has been in place since March last year to curb the spread of the coronavirus, with immediate effect.

Speaking during the celebration of a national public holiday, Kenyatta said infections had fallen, with the daily positivity rate dropping below 5% in the past two weeks.

He also increased the number of people who can attend a religious service to two thirds of a congregation, from just a third previously.