Looming Lockdown In The Following Counties (Opinion)


Following the yesterday's briefing by the ministry of health on the state of Covid-19 in the country, it came out clearly that the rate of Covid-19 postive cases is on the rise in some counties which had not yet been locked down.

The ministry of health yesterday expressed fears over the rising cases in counties that have been initially been recording fewer Covid-19 postive cases. Led by the cabinet secretary for health Mutahi Kagwe said that the ministry might be forced to lockdown some of these counties to curb the spread.

Among the counties that were reported to be recording an upward trend in terms of Covid-19 postive cases, there was Nairobi, Kericho, Mombasa, Kiambu and Uasin Gushu recording 200, 64, 37, 31 and 30 cases respectively. This can be evidenced from part of the speech drawn from the cabinet secretary for health shown below.

This comes at a time when the Western and Nyanza counties that had last month been declared as Covid-19 hot spots, continue to record a drop in the number of Covid-19 postive cases. The Cabinet secretary for health Dr. Mutahi Kagwe yesterday, said that these counties had improved since the reduction of curfew hours. This comes after Bungoma and Trans Nzoia counties recorded 4 and 2 cases yesterday respectively.

Though the situation seems to be improving in some counties, in other counties things seems not to be working as counties like Busia and Home Bay continue to record an upward trend of Covid-19 postive cases. Residents in some of this counties, continue to float Covid-19 protocols amidst the ravaging pandemic. Should the situation in the above named counties continue to worsen, then the ministry of health might be forced to lock them down.

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