On 1st of May the president of the republic of Kenya His Excellence Uhuru Kenyatta delivered good news to all kenyans after easing some of the restrictions in the country. This included unlocking of the five counties that had suffered from the total lockdown which was imposed on 26th March after a rampant spread of Covid-19.
He also announced the reopening of schools as it was scheduled by the cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha. Therefore, students are expected to starting reporting in schools as from 10th May. But this might be contrary to the expectations due to the following reasons.
1. New cases as per yesterday's report from the ministry of health has increased.
Yesterday the country recorded a total of 735 new cases out of a huge total sample of 5758 that was tested. This brings the total cumulative of confirmed cases to 160, 053. The total cumulative sapmples as per yesterday's report is at 1, 675, 310. Sad news remains in the hearts of kenyans after the ministry of health announced 20 fatalities.
2. Positivity Rate.
The country recorded an increment in the positivity rate compared to what the country had been recording in the previous days. It is now at a positivity rate of 12.8 per cent which is actually increasing and this could be due to the freedom that kenyans were given on Saturday 1st.
3. The country has not yet received the astrazeneca vaccine.
The ministry of health is still promising kenyans that the astrazeneca vaccine will be available by June. This means that there are possibilities that this May will end without any vaccination process in the country. Kenyans should just adhere to all Covid-19 protocols which includes proper sanitation, use of face masks and keeping social distance.
Basing on the above highlighted reasons it is the my opinion that schools should not reopen as it was planned since instead of the curve flattening is actually increasing. Therefore, allowing students to resume classes might be one way of risking the lives.
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