COVID-19 situation in Kenya is not getting better. While addressing the public today during the COVID-19 briefings, President Uhuru announced that 9 had tested positive for COVID-19 bringing the country’s total to 234. For the past 24 hours, the government managed to test 704 samples.
He strongly cautioned Kenyan downplaying the intensity of COVID-19, and failing to adhere to the measures set by the government to prevent the spread of the virus. He reminded Kenyans of how superpower nation with way much more resources and financial muscles struggled to contain the situation and urged Kenyans to take personal responsibility in combating COVID-19 Kenya.
He noted that among measures instituted by the government including the dusk to dawn curfew and the cessation of movement in and out of counties affected by the virus and the government is doing its best to protect frontline healthcare workers.
“On the advice of public health experts, we moved quickly to implement an individual plan to curb exposure to the virus. Our vulnerable Kenyans will also be part of the government stipend to cushion them at this difficult time,” said the President.
In his address, he also directed those vulnerable households in Nairobi will receive weekly stipends packages to ease the economic burden that comes with the virus. The package will include foodstuffs and health items.
“We love and respect our elderly including our grandmothers and grandfathers. They are so vulnerable to this disease, so it’s important that each one of us does the right thing by doing as our medical experts advise,” he insisted
The president also applauded all the local businesses who are on the front line coming up with the products to help in the fight against the deadly virus.