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(Opinion) Lockdown Should Be Put & Curfew Hours Escalated With Immediate Effect In These Counties

Photo Courtesy: Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta

On May 1st, the president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta eased several restrictions across the country during the International Labour Day celebrations. This included lifting of lockdown, opening of bars, restaurants, reducing of curfew hours, allowing schools to reopen as per the calendar etc. Note that the decision was not made as a result of defeating of Covid 19.

The ministry of health revealed a Covid 19 positivity rate to 12.8% from 9.7% during yesterday's Covid 19 updates. Is that not an increase of infections? Lives of several people are endangered when the infection rates are high and no tough restrictions are in place to reduce them. I project my point of concern to Nairobi, Mombasa and Uasin Gishu counties.

The three counties I have mentioned above have over the past weeks recorded the highest cases of Covid 19 as compared to others across the country. Whether we have an increase or decrease, they still remain to at the top in terms of positive cases of Covid 19. Thus, they remain to be 'red zones' as far as Covid 19 infections are recorded by the health ministry.

I therefore believe that if a lockdown is returned to the mentioned counties as early as this week, we will ace to a better side of completely alleviating the pandemic than allowing people to mingle freely and exposing them to high risks of contracting and spreading of Corona virus. In addition, instead of curfew starting from 10 pm to 4am, the hours should be increased to start from maybe 6 pm to 5 am.

Otherwise, so long as the pandemic is still in the country, there is absolutely no one whose life is not at risk knowing that the Corona Virus is very contagious and it's on the deadly third wave. What's your thought on this?

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