The government will in a couple of days open her airspace to domestic flights, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.
This will be preceded by the lifting of the Intercounty cessation of movement currently in force in Mombasa, Mandera and the Nairobi Metropolitan Area.
The president spoke on Sunday during a virtual leader’s forum on US-Africa trade convened by the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA).
“We are going to start domestic flights and this is what we are going to use as our trial over the next couple of days because we are opening up the lockdown of intercounties,” he said.
The President said this is what will set the pace to opening up the skies in readiness for international flights.
“If you don’t take precautions, opening up too quickly also has its downside. We are eager to open up but also eager to stay safe and healthy. We are doing everything to ensure we are back in the sky,” he added.
The cessation of movement which was extended on 6th June 2020 for a further 30 days elapses on 6th July 2020.
The number of positive cases now stands at 6,070.