Kenya allows alcohol sales in bars and restaurants as COVID-19 lock-down eases

The Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, has announced that bars and restaurants are to re-open, having been previously closed to prevent transmission of COVID-19. Bars have been closed since March, although many used a loophole that allowed premises selling food to stay open. This loophole was closed in July when all restaurants were ordered to close. Kenya has also pushed back the national curfew from 9pm to 11pm.