Nairobi — The Ministry of Health has maintained that COVID-19 vaccination proof will be mandatory in all public places including bars, hotels, parties, conferences, sports, supermarkets as well as when seeking government services.
The announcement on Wednesday came a day after the lapse of the December 21 deadline set by the health ministry as part of a radical plan to compel more Kenyans to get inoculated.
Health Cabinet Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi said the move is meant to cushion Kenyans from contracting the virus in the wake of Omicron variant spread.
“In public places, all persons must show proof of vaccination for admission into National Parks and Game reserves, hotels, bars and restaurants as well as use of public transport means including domestic flights, train and Passenger Services Vehicles,” Mwangangi said.
She said that 3,328 people tested positive for the disease on Wednesday from a sample size of 11,197 tested within 24 hours with positivity rate of 29.7 per cent.
Mwangangi added that the country has received 23 million doses of vaccines today adding that the health ministry had managed to dispense 9.2 million vaccines.