Medical Experts warn of possible surge of COVID 19 during cold weather

Feb, 23rd 2021 Medical experts are warning that the country is likely to experience a surge in COVID-19 cases, especially with flu incidences being high during the wet months of March and April.

Of concern to the experts is the continued rise in the test positivity rate, with a record of above 5% in the past week.

In addition, Kenya is still not testing enough to give an accurate picture of the covid-19 situation in the country. 

The country is however awaiting the arrival of vaccines at the end of this month and administration in the beginning of march.

The ministry of health is making plans to work with the private sector to compliment government efforts as stated by the chairman of the covid-19 taskforce Willis Akhwale.

Meanwhile the government has scaled up surveillance at Namanga along the Kenya-Tanzania border following reports of a surge in Covid-19 deaths in the neighbouring country.

Tanzania’s President John Pombe Magufuli has not announced a lockdown despite a reported spike in Covid-19 cases and deaths, but declared three days of prayer to seek God’s intervention.

The World health Organization has already asked Tanzania authorities to start implementing containment measures to curb the spread.

President Magufuli comments at the weekend seem to be relaxing his stand on the pandemic and allowing residents to use face masks .

President Magufuli has last year declared his country COVID 19 free but in the last two months top government officials have succumbed to suspected corona virus symptoms.

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