Kagwe warns of crisis as Kenya reports 685 more virus cases

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe gives an update on the Covid-19 pandemic in Kenya at Afya House in Nairobi on October 18, 2020.

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What you need to know:

  • At a press conference on the pandemic in Kenya, CS Kagwe spoke of a "potential crisis" and warned young people against "flirting" with a deadly disease.
  • The CS further reported that the Covid-19 positivity rate in Kenya has increased to 12 per cent from the rate of about four per cent that was recorded when the government relaxed containment measures.

While announcing 685 new Covid-19 infections in Kenya on Sunday, Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) Mutahi Kagwe warned of a crisis following the easing of measures first announced to contain the pandemic.


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