Lockdown looms as Covid-19 spreads in Kenya

A policeman turns away a woman at road block in Nairobi’s Eastleigh Estate during a lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 in May.

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the second wave is alarming as acting Director-General Dr Patrick Amoth noted that the government may be forced to institute stricter measures.
  • 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.

The Ministry of Health has warned that the rising Covid-19 cases could cause a major public health crisis that will result in fresher restrictions.

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