Nobody has spoken about reopening — CS Mutahi Kagwe

By Vincent Kejitan | Friday, Jun 5th 2020 at 09:14
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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Thursday asked Kenyans to be patient regarding the reopening of the country.

While giving a daily brief at Afya House, Kagwe stated that no decision has been made regarding the curfew but a way forward will be given soon.

"Nobody has spoken about reopening. Not in the form that we might understand. This is something that is still being looked at," he said.

The curfew period ends on Saturday, June 6, 2020, and Kenyans are hopeful President Uhuru Kenyatta will make changes to the containment measures.

For the past 10 weeks, the country has been under a dusk to dawn curfew (7pm-5am) and many businesses have been affected.

AMREF Health Africa CEO Dr Githinji Gitahi on Wednesday said that reopening the economy is important but the government should analyse a number of things critically.

Speaking on JKL, Dr Gitahi said that modelling should be done to project the number of cases that might be recorded in the next three months.

This, he says, should put into consideration the number of infections per day and the capacity of health facilities in the country.

“I think we must realise that the reason the infections are not as they were projected is not by chance, it is because measures in many countries were taken very early.

“As we reopen we must be ready to participate in obeying the public health measures that are going to make sure we contain the disease,” he said.

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