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KQ resumes domestic flights after Uhuru lifted cessation of movement

– President Uhuru on Saturday, May 1, said residents of the five zoned counties could now move freely in and out after the COVID-19 positivity rate declined

– National carrier KQ said it would resume business after a difficult period occasioned by the pandemic

– The struggling airline said it would work closely with the Ministry of Health and Kenya Airports Authority to enforce COVID-19 safety measures and protocols

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National carrier Kenya Airways has announced the resumption of domestic flights after President Uhuru Kenyatta lifted the cessation of movement in Nairobi, Nakuru, Kajiado, Machakos, and Kiambu counties.

A Kenya Airways passenger plane. The national carrier has resumed domestic flights. Photo: KQ.
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In a statement issued on Saturday, May 1, hours after the head of state eased COVID-19 restrictions, KQ said it would resume business after a difficult period occasioned by the pandemic.

“The airline will fly two times daily to the coastal city of Mombasa and once daily to the lakeside city of Kisumu as it continues to review the option of increasing frequencies as demand picks,” it said.

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The struggling airline said it would work closely with the Ministry of Health and Kenya Airports Authority to enforce COVID-19 safety measures and protocols.

“All passengers and airport users are still required to strictly observe the safety measures in place to ensure the safety of all airport users. They are therefore advised to familiarise themselves with health protocols, including wearing face masks throughout the journey and making use of sanitiser stations,” it added.

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