Pandemic: The hits and misses in Kenya’s fight against Covid-19

Parklands Covid fumigation

Members of a privately-funded NGO working with county officials fumigate and disinfect at Parklands City Park Market in Nairobi on April 15, 2020, during the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed by the Kenyan government to help curb the spread of Covid-19.

Photo credit: Luis Tato | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The shutting down of the airspace as a precautionary measure was a plus. It afforded the government time to map out its Covid-19 strategies, though this would later fail.

It has been almost a year since Patient Zero, the country’s first person to be diagnosed with Covid-19, hit the headlines.


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