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Universities and colleges have been cleared to recall students for on-campus learning, as the government also considers reopening schools this year. The education committee is required to present a detailed report at a national consultative conference on the steps to prepare schools, universities and colleges for safe reopening. Loice Ombajo, the head of Infectious disease at the Kenyatta National Hospital, said that the country’s Covid-19 positivity rate is below 5%, which is the recommended threshold given by WHO to review restrictions. The importation and sale of used textiles and shoes, commonly known as “Mitumba” is also set to resume under stringent Covid-19 measures and protocols.

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Florian helping her daughter Sheila Achieng do her revision at home in Kibera as schools are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic (file photo).