President Uhuru Kenyatta on 26 March during his state of the nation address directed all physical learning to be stopped immediately to curb the upsurge of Covid 19 cases in the country.
The country for the past few weeks have recorded high number of Covid 19 cases with figures playing around 1000. An array of hope however has been witnessed over the past two days,May 11 and 12 with the numbers starting to decline significantly.
While in Kiambu, CS of education George Magoha acknowledge this reduction trend of Covid 19 cases and affirmed that the May 10 school reopening is still in play. He affirmed to Kenyans that the schools shall be reopened as planned and that there was therefore no need to revise the academic calendar.
In my opinion, what shall determine if schools are going to be opened or not is the trend in the Covid 19 new infections for the next 3 weeks.
A two day trend cannot give us the true definition of what to expect for the next few days till May 10. It is therefore too early for the country to make conclusions that the Covid 19 cases are reducing and therefore the schools should be opened.
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