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Govt Clears Air On A Fresh Lockdown As New Variant Strikes

Kenya has no immediate plans to reintroduce stringent Covid-19 measures such as a Lockdown and curfew as a more infectious variant was recorded

Countries around the world are taking steps to prevent the spread of Omicron, the coronavirus variant recently discovered in South Africa.

This came after at least 59 cases of the new strain, the B.1.1.529, which is feared to have the ability resist vaccines, was detected in South Africa and Botswana as well as Hong Kong.

But Health Principal Secretary Susan Mochache yesterday said international flights from affected countries will not be stopped even as the ministry steps up surveillance at the borders.

"The government is keen on ensuring that other economic activities are not affected. That is why we are not supporting severe containment measures being reintroduced," she said at Nyaura Primary School in Kisii during an inspection tour of the institution that is set to be modernised at a cost of Sh25 million.

"We are monitoring all people travelling from countries that have reported several cases of the new variant to ensure that our people are safe."

Kenyans, she said, should not panic but take precautions to avoid entry and spread of the new strain in the country.

"We are not taking chances. We are doing everything possible to ensure that all citizens are safe from the new variant."

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