Tourism CS Najib Balala announced a that the cost for restaurant and bar operators to have their employees tested for COVID-19 has been reduced to Ksh. 1000 down from the original Ksh. 4000.

“The government has subsidised to remove the cost on the business and there will also be no charges for the compliance permit or for inspection,” and certificates will be processed within 24 hours. The protocols for hoteliers and other players in the hospitality industry will be released next week and it is the responsibility of every restaurant to access the protocols set by the Ministry of Health,” CAS Rashid Aman.

Balala said the Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers and Caterers and its affiliate the Pubs, Entertainment and Restaurants Association of Kenya (PERAK) have agreed to have every establishment given access to the outlined protocols.

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