• Tue. Dec 1st, 2020

Following the increase in the number of covid-19 infections, there is fear for a second wave of the pandemic, health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe is currently having a meeting with the council of governors and other stakeholders among them representatives from WHO in Mombasa over finding a way out.
An overrun in the country’s health system is expected if the number continues to rise. Fear is looming in the country as the number of patients in ICU and the death rate is rising abnormally. Experts are warning that this is due to ignorance of adhering to guidelines and protocols issued by the government and the Ministry of health.
Some counties are already feeling the heat as they are forced to temporarily close some county offices in order to control the fast-spreading virus, while in Kakamega County one of the county chiefs of staff has already succumbed to the virus and 57 health workers have tested positive.
Scores of MCAs and county government staff in Mombasa, Homabay, and Bungoma have also contracted the virus.
Some counties are yet to heed to the regulation given by President Uhuru Kenyatta to at least have 300-bed capacity targets.
As a result, President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for a meeting with 47 county chiefs on Wednesday for an assessment on the impact of the phased reopening of the economy amid the spike.

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