Covid-19: Kenyans Told to Brace for Tougher Measures As Cases Rise

By Carlos Onyango / April 2, 2020 | 10:14 am



Kenya

Kenyans have been told to brace for more strict rules after cases of Covid-19 rose steeply by 22 on Wednesday taking the total to 81.

The 22 new cases announced on Wednesday was the highest number ever recorded in Kenya since the first one on March 13, 2020.

According to the Health Ministry, the 22 were confirmed positive from 300 tests that were conducted in various laboratories in the country.

21 of those tested positive were already in quarantine prior to the tests.

“That tells you the importance of the exercise we have been carrying out. It is lucky that we have found 21 people being quarantined because by now the 21 would also have passed it on to other people,” said MoH.

During the Press address, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe dismissed claims that the Coronavirus is not in the country affirming that the virus is in Kenya.

“There are a lot of skeptics who even today doubt whether the disease is here. I would like to state very clearly that the disease is spreading widely in our society,” said the CS during a press address on Wednesday.

The Covid-19 cases have risen rapidly in recent weeks with experts saying the number could hit over 10,000 by the end of April.

Due to the steady rise of the cases, the Government is likely to come up with more strict measures to combat the spread of the virus.

The measures might include a total lockdown which most people have been against since it would disadvantage those who are surviving on hand to mouth.

However, the CS urged Kenyans to remain vigilant and get ready for anything since no one knows what the future holds.

“We cannot emphasize enough what is likely to be ahead of us unless and until we adhere to the rules that we have established. Distancing, washing hands and observing strictly what the government is saying.

“This disease knows no boundaries national, political, rich and poor we are all affected in the same way. I would like to persuade our leaders in and out of Parliament that if you speak don’t speak in a manner that brings division,” the CS urged.

Globally, the total covid-19 cases have hit 936,735 with over 47,200 cases.194, 604 people have so far recovered from the virus.







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