Restrictions and lockdown loom as Covid-19 cases rise in Kenya

Restrictions and lockdown looms as Covid-19 cases rise in Kenya

Restrictions and lockdown looms as Covid-19 cases rise in Kenya

Restrictions and lockdown loom as Covid-19 cases rise in Kenya.

The government could move in to address the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the country which could include the imposition of strict health directives as well as re-introduction of another lockdown.

President Uhuru Kenyatta is this week expected to hold a meeting with governors on how to manage the current wave.

Lockdown and increased curfew hours, are among the measures on the card.

On Friday, total infections rose to clock 53,797 after 1,185 people tested positive. The country lost 17 new patients bringing the tally to 981.

Experts attribute the increasing cases of community infections to disregard for public health protocols.

Covid-19 cases have surged not only in Kenya but also globally.

On Wednesday, the world witnessed the highest spike from the time the pandemic started in December 2019, when 2.8 million cases and nearly 40, 000 new deaths were recorded by October 25, in just seven days.

Currently, Europe is witnessing the sharpest rise in infections, prompting lockdowns and restrictions in France and Germany.