Should Uhuru close down the country or we should learn to live with coronavirus?

for Tv47 Digital July 27, 2020, 07:37 AM
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President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family, relatives and friends of Mama Shariffa El-Maawy who passed away Sunday, April 11 morning at her Nairobi home. PHOTO/ COURTESY.

President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to meet governors today (Monday, July 27) to review the rising number of COVID-19 infections in the country.

The meeting was originally scheduled for Friday, July 24 but was moved forward to today, after the governors requested for some time to agree on a common position on the COVID-19 pandemic.

The meeting is meant to assess the counties' preparedness to fight the COVID-19 pandemic as well as review the effects of lifting some of the strict coronavirus containment measures three weeks ago.

The disease has now manifested in 44 of Kenya's 47 counties. These are the issues that will be discussed even as the President prepares to review the easing of measures.

  1. Assess the Counties’ state preparedness within the wider national response to the novel coronavirus pandemic and evaluate Kenya’s overall national response and capacity;
  2. Review the efficacy of the containment measures in place and review the impact of the phased easing of the restrictions that were in place; and
  3. Consider the evolution of the disease and the medical models on how COVID19 may propagate within our Country over the months of August and September 2020.

As at 21th July, Kenya has recorded 14,168 confirmed coronavirus cases. 6,258 people have recovered from the virus, with another 250 succumbing to COVID-19.

Coronavirus cases have been on a spike ever since the easing of containment measures. As at 27th July, Kenya had recorded 17,603 confirmed COVID-19 cases after 960 more people tested positive.

The COVID-19 Home-based Care Program has seen a spike in the number of recoveries. So far, 7,743 patients have recovered from the disease.

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