The Ministry of Health had indicated that the covid-19 virus was on the rise yet again and instituted wearing of masks in public places. Today the Kemri-Wellcome Trust reports indicate that there is a sixth wave that is spread by the Omicron Sub-variants discovered in Nairobi. The two sub-variants namely; BA.4 and BA.5, have the capacity to start a new surge of Covid-19 infections in the world as they are more infectious than the previous ones.
The Ministry of Health has bolstered plans to increase the number of COVID-19 vaccinations following the launch of an accelerated national vaccination campaign in Murang’a County. Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Mercy Mwangangi Friday, officiated the start of the exercise which included; the roll out of a 10-day mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign targeting to have 2.3 million people vaccinated in at least half of the forty- seven Counties.
The Covid-19 virus pandemic is slowly being contained after various vaccines were discovered and more treatments and medications being manufactured. Several countries have loosened their strict Covid-19 measures after the positivity rates dropped, while the Omicron was the last form of severe strain of the virus. According to Citizen TV news reports, Botswana have discovered yet another strain of Covid-19 which has already affected some people in the country causing an alert.