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Covid-19 Kenya: ahead slowly but no optimism

CS Kagwe:

15-04-2020 by redazione

Slowly ahead, so Kenya is seeing the number of Covid-19 virus positives increase every 24 hours, but still without the peaks that have marked other countries in the West and Asia.
Kenyan Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe has provided data from the last 24 hours that speak of nine new cases in the country out of 800 swabs taken. In the same period of time another 12 patients have recovered from the virus, bringing the total number of people discharged and now considered immune to 53 out of 225. Of the new positives, in Kagwe's words, no one has a history of previous trips abroad and no one was part of the people placed in compulsory quarantine. Five infected come from Nairobi and four from Mombasa, the two most populous cities in Kenya.
There is also a new death, which brings the total death toll for Coronavirus to ten.
"Fellow citizens, I invite you not to party too early for these data - said the Minister - let me warn you that we are not out of danger. The comparative examination of the countries that are now invaded by the virus shows that they were reporting figures similar to those we are reporting. We note, for example, that our mortality rate of 4.6% is not far off the global average of 6.3%".
During his speech, Kagwe called on Kenyan citizens to be cautious and respect the rules and not to lash out at those who try to enforce them, especially the police. He also urged human rights associations to deal not only with alleged abuses by law enforcement agencies but also with those of the groups of people who revolt.
Among the examples cited, Kagwe also spoke of an incident in Malindi where two policemen were thrown stones by a group of illegal boda bodas and had to flee in a car.
"We are deeply perplexed to see part of the Kenyans not cooperating with the police," said the Health Minister. "We condemn this despicable behavior in which people attacked the police in Malindi. It is very worrying to see this kind of behaviour with those who are trying to protect citizens from the dangers of contagion.
Kagwe concluded his usual press conference by revealing that the country has received another donation from Chinese tycoon Jack Ma, including 18,000 kits, 18,900 tampons and 3,790 disposable medical protective clothing. The country also received a batch of surgical masks, gloves, visors and gowns from China, Germany and France through the World Health Organization (WHO).

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