Fake mourners take virus upcountry as 28,000 risk death

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe updating the country on Covid-19 disease, at Afya House in Nairobi on April 18, 2020. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Doctors will be forced to make gut-wrenching decisions on who to treat and how to distribute services in wards, and these decisions could mean life or death for patients.
  • But the hundreds of Kenyans sneaking through police roadblocks and ignoring curfew guidelines do not understand these risks.

A group of eight fake mourners bought a coffin, strapped it onto the roof of a car, and hired a driver to take them from Nairobi to Homa Bay to escape the coronavirus containment measures in the city.

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