Nairobi's River Road, famed for proliferation of all manner of contraband products, is now the home of fake Covid-19-free certificates, this is according to Nation. Anita Chepkoech, Nation Media journalist revealed that fighting Covid-19 pandemic has been highly complicated by some individuals who use the pandemic to enrich themselves.
According to Nation, the fake certificates offered in Nairobi streets bears a popular hospital's details and a certificate costs shs. 2,500.
According to the Nation, the fake certificates are hub for long-distance drivers whole flock the area, pay for the fake certificate then proceeds with their Journey putting lives of Innocent Kenyans at risks.
This comes after 788 people tested positive for Covid-19, from a sample size of 6,690 tested in the last 24 hours pushing the positivity rate to 11.8%. Total confirmed positive cases are now 234,589 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,358,930.
From the cases 768 are Kenyans while 20 are foreigners. 399 are females while 389 are males. The youngest is a 14-day-old infant and the oldest 110. Unfortunately, 28 others have died, all of them being late death reports from diverse dates in the month of August.
1,478 patients have recovered from the virus, 1,386 from the Home-based isolation care program and 92 from various hospitals. Nairobi County recorded the highest number 163 followed by Kiambu 96, Nakuru 73 and Nyeri 40.
See the data below for more distributions per county.
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