Kenyan leaders hint at return to more stringent measures if COVID-19 situation doesn’t improve

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NAIROBI, KENYA - 2020/07/07: Kenyans walk past an informative mural about the Coronavirus along Haile Selassie avenue in Nairobi. Kenyans have made creative ideas of informative messages in murals, skits, face masks, songs and many more since the first case of covid-19 was confirmed. (Photo by Boniface Muthoni/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Kenya Health Cabinet Administrative Secretary Dr. Mercy Mwangangi announced on Friday that 28 people died from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.  That’s the highest single daily death total of the year so far.

The latest casualties bring the total number of coronavirus deaths in Kenya to 1,982.

Kenyans have been warned to strictly adhere to all the set restriction measures, with Dr. Mwangangi warning that “a return to more stringent measures is very likely if the situation doesn’t improve.”

NAIROBI, KENYA – 2020/07/07: Kenyans walk past an informative mural about the Coronavirus along Haile Selassie avenue in Nairobi. Kenyans have made creative ideas of informative messages in murals, skits, face masks, songs and many more since the first case of covid-19 was confirmed. (Photo by Boniface Muthoni/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

She also announced that in response to the “third wave of COVID-19”, CS Health Mutahi Kagwe has requested that Kenya alters its priority list to cover the elderly (people aged more than 60 years), they will be vaccinated in the next phase in April.

Kenya has acquired 1.2 million doses of coronavirus vaccines. 28,255 people have been vaccinated so far.

 

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