Many of us will probably get infected eventually — Infectious disease expert says
By Vincent Kejitan | July 17th 2020
Dr Loice Ombajo,
a senior lecturer at the University of Nairobi and Head of Infectious Disease
Unit at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), on Thursday stated that there is a
high likelihood that a significant percentage of the population will get the
Speaking during an interview on a local TV station, Dr
Ombajo said that the virus might overwhelm us soon.
“Many of us will probably get infected eventually… We can
only hope we will be asymptomatic.
“The reopening is a sad point for me. COVID-19 may
potentially overwhelm us soon,” she remarked.
Ever since the country was reopened, the number of
infections have been on the rise, something the Ministry of Health says was
While giving the daily Covid-19 update in Nakuru on Thursday,
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that President Uhuru Kenyatta gave a go-ahead to
reopen the economy not because the country had contained the virus but because
he believed Kenyans had developed a sense of responsibility.
Asked whether the country might go back to a lockdown, Kagwe
said the numbers being recorded at the moment were expected but asked Kenyans
to adhere to the guidelines issue.
“By opening up the country we believed that Kenyans had
attained a level of responsibility. You asked for freedom and we gave it you.
“But freedom comes with consequences,” he remarked.
This comes as the country recorded 421 new cases, taking the
national tally to 11673.
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