The debate on whether the government should enforce measures such as curfew and lockdown has left many people divided. There are those who have maintained that there is no need for curfew and lockdown to be enforced since were have not reached a critical conditions with the infections. Another section of Kenyans want the government to enforce those measures as a way of preventing the spread of such infections.
While addressing the same issue, one Kenyan doctor identified as Githinji Gitahi has given out the conditions which should be used before making a decision on whether to enforce curfew and lockdown. According to his observations, Dr Githinji says that curfew and lockdown are usually put in place to protect lives and health systems. If the condition puts more people in health facilities and the government is not able to take care of them or the system is overwhelmed, then the government will be forced to put in measures to reduce the infection rate.
He has however admitted that for now people have mild disease and therefore, those measures are not necessary. Earlier today Kenyans had been filled with worries after it was said that President Uhuru Kenyatta would be addressing the nation. They feared that he might announce some strict measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Today Kenya has recorded a huge positivity rate of 29.6% with 1020 people testing positive for COVID-19. Meanwhile, share with us on what you about the measures that should be taken to curb the spread of COVID-19.
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