Latest: Coronavirus cases in Kenya likely to rise to 10, 000 by Mid April 2020, details below
Coronavirus: Boda Boda riders in Kenya to wear masks and ferry, one passenger, at a time
The Kenyan government has projected that COVID-19 cases in Kenya are likely to soar to 10, 000 if all factors remain constant.
Speaking on Monday March 30, 2020, CS Health Mutahi Kagwe said that if the next two weeks are important in determining how deep the coronavirus pandemic has taken root in Kenya.
The Kenyan Government has, therefore, warned Kenyans to brace for tougher times especially given the weak health system in Kenya.
Boda Boda riders in Kenya have also been urged to observe hygiene to combat the coronavirus spread.
From today henceforth, Boda Boda riders are expected to wear and provide masks for passengers.
Besides, they should ferry only one passenger at a time to ensure that there is enough social distancing.
In the last 24 hours, 8 more positive coronavirus cases have surfaced bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in Kenya to 50 on Monday March 30, 2020.
More coronavirus cases are expected in the next two weeks since the Kenyan Government has projected coronavirus cases to rise to 10, 000 by mid- April.
14 people whose samples have been collected will receive their COVID-19 results by Tuesday March 31, 2020.
The 8 coronavirus pandemic cases have been linked to Kitui (1), Nairobi (6) and Mombasa (10.
Nairobi still remains the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in Kenya with a total of 38 positive COVID-19 cases by Monday, March 30, 2020.
Of the 50 coronavirus patients, 26 are males while 24 are females.
Community transmission of the coronavirus
According to CS Kagwe, Coronavirus is no longer being imported. The Coronavirus is now home and it is getting transmitted among communities.
Given Kenya’s Weak health system and disease burden especially HIV/ AIDS likely, the country is likely to go through a rough time if coronavirus cases soar to the projected figure, 10, 000 by mid-April 2020.
Coronavirus curfew in Kenya
All employers have therefore been directed by the Kenyan Government to release employees by 4.00 p.m. so that they can meet the dusk to dawn curfew in Kenya.