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Sad News To Kenyans As MOH Announces New Directives To Stop The Spread Of New Covid-19 Variant

Ministry of health in Kenya has witnessed in recent times decline in number of individuals who have contracted covid-19 virus. The decline in numbers lead to opening of the economy and every Kenyan is doing his or her business day and night without any restrictions.

However, today the ministry of health has released a press statement on the situation of covid-19 and emergence of new variant. The ministry has announced new measures following emergence of a new variant in some countries in Africa like; South Africa and Botswana and parts of Europe like Hong Kong. It has stated that, the new variant is highly transmissible and can cause a lot of death if a person gets it.

Given the nature of transmission of covid-19, it is inevitable that the variant may eventually get into the country. The country should prepare for the increased number of patients who are likely to suffer from the new variant.

Following a threat that the new variant is likely to cause, ministry of health has has given new directives which include;

1. All national and county health facilities should prepare for an increased number of patients who are likely to visit the facility by ensuring that, there is enough oxygen and personal protective equipments.

2. All eligible Kenyans are encouraged to go for vaccination given that there is abundance of vaccine in the country at the moment.

3. All entry points must conduct rigorous screening of all Persons and goods that are entering the country and ensure all people are fully vaccinated.

4. All inbound travellers into Kenya must be in possession of negative covid-19 PCR taken 96 hours before traveling into the country.

5. The established relevant testing and genomic sequence centres are directed to continue with active genomic surveillance to inform on the circulating variant and appropriate mitigation measures.

This is bad news to Kenyans as the country is likely to face a lockdown again if the new balance becomes more vibrant.

Finally, the ministry of health is urging Kenyans vaccinated or not to continue adhering to the ministry of health protocols.

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