International Latest

COVID-19: Kenyan govt warns of second wave of pandemic as virus cases rise

COVID-19: Kenyan govt warns of second wave of pandemic as virus cases rise

Concerned authorities in Kenya have warned of a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country as cases of the virus continue to increase.

This was disclosed by Kenya’s health minister Minister Mutahi Kagwe who said that infections spiked after President Uhuru Kenyatta announced further easing of restrictions.

According to Kagwe, the infection rate had jumped to 12% from 4% last month, he said. There were also increased ICU admissions in hospitals.

READ ALSO: Kenyan govt freezes accounts of suspected al-Shabab financiers

He said; “There is no doubt that we are witnessing what our modelling team were calling a case of new infections. We are heading for a second wave without doubt,” he told journalists on Sunday.

Kagwe blamed laxity in social distancing and wearing of face masks for the surge, especially in bars and political rallies as the country has so far confirmed 44,881 coronavirus cases with 832 deaths.

“The spike we are witnessing has not just erupted from nowhere. It has been triggered by wanton violation of containment protocols and advice from our experts,” he said.

Join the conversation

Opinions

About the author

Ripples Nigeria

We are an online newspaper, very passionate about Nigerian politics, business and their leaders. We dig deeper, without borders and without fears.
www.ripplesnigeria.com

/* ]]> */