Coronavirus in Kenya might last until October if we do not take it seriously — Infectious Disease expert
By Vincent Kejitan
| April 8th 2020
Dr Loice Ombajo, head of the Infectious Disease Unit at the
Kenyatta National Hospital, has warned that Coronavirus might cause disruptions
in the country until October if Kenyans do not observe the measures that have
Speaking during a TV interview on Tuesday, Ombajo said
Kenyans should try to stay home and ensure they maintain social distancing.
She also warned that a casual approach would result in numerous deaths and an increase in the number of infections which would in turn overstretch the healthcare system.
"If we do not stay home, if we do not follow the
directives that we have been given, then we are going to be in this for a long
“Worst case scenario could possibly be towards September or
October," she said.
Further, she warned that Kenyans should get accustomed to
wearing face masks whenever they are in public spaces saying they are not
ornaments to be worn around the neck.
"A mask should cover the bridge of the nose and your
chin at the same time...Additionally, wearing a mask does not exclude one from
observing other hygiene measures such as washing your hands.
“Handle the mask in such a way that you do not contaminate
it," she said.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that tougher measures will be imposed to
contain further spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
the President’s directive regarding cessation of movement, Kagwe insisted that
Kenyans must wear masks when going to a market or the supermarket.
"The restriction is obviously going to be accompanied
with other measures for example, in markets we have announced and we keep
telling people that when you are going to a market or a supermarket, you do
know the rules regarding supermarkets,” said Kagwe.
He also warned that supermarkets found allowing customers to shop without masks risked closure.
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