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Why The Rush to Lift Covid-19 Restriction Rules May Lead to New Surge in Infections [Opinion]

Kenyans celebrated across the country after President Uhuru Kenyatta lifted some of the restriction rules that were in place to fight the spread of Covid-19 infections. One of the rules was the end of cessation movement In and out zoned areas that included Nairobi, Nakuru, Machakos, Kiambu and Kajiado.

According to a video shared by Kenyans News Website, the residents of red zoned areas stated fleeing the regions while making trips to other counties immediately after the announcement was made by the Head of State.

The restrictions were also lifted without proper guidelines and how they could be implemented. In March 2020 the process of relaxing coronavirus rules was done in stages which made the country to be able to fight the surge in Infections.

However, this time there was a blanket relaxation of the rules without proper guidelines from the Ministry of Health, Education and other stakeholders.

In other areas, many people thronged entertainment joints and few were seen adhering to Covid-19 rules. Others were too engrossed in celebrating mood to even think of having their masks on or respecting the one-metre rule.

In conclusion, President Uhuru should revisit his speech and try to see if the announcements he made was to the benefit of Kenyan Citizens or not and how he can help flatten the curve in totality.

Content created and supplied by: HelenMalkia (via Opera News )

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