Covid-19: What it will take to end the second wave


An expert has said Kenya’s rising daily numbers are partly due to the inability to effectively inspire the public to adhere to the non-pharmaceutical public health responses, the disconnect between Covid-19 protocols and the actions of leadership, including the potential super-spreader events like political rallies.

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What you need to know:

  • Kenya was at a greater risk of the virus than Rwanda and Uganda
  • Kenya is currently witnessing high numbers at the same time that Europe is witnessing the second wave of the virus
  • New Zealand and South Korea have been praised for their handling of the virus
  • Expert says Kenya's greatest strength is collaboration

Kenya has been reporting an increased number of Covid-19 cases. Within the past one month, bed occupancy has gone up by 140 per cent. At the same time, the positivity rate has jumped to an average of 16 per cent over in the same period.


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