Kenya has recorded a total of 31 new COVID-19 cases raising the number of reported cases in the country to 1192.
The 31 cases are part of the 2566 samples tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya has so far tested a total of 57640 samples.
Speaking during the national address at State House, President Uhuru Kenyatta said that the number of fatalities from COVID-19 in the country still remains at 50.
The president assured Kenyans that with time the various initiatives will be eased to open back the country’s economy but told Kenyans not to play a blame game the number of cases surge.
“Coronavirus will undermine our efforts to revitalize the economy, I have told my Cabinet Secretaries that we cannot stay in lockdown forever. But if we open up the country by lifting the restrictions and the virus continues to spread, it will be our fault for not taking the precautions outlined,If we follow the government measures, we shall rise.. we shall overcome.” he said
The president further urged Kenyan to continue follow the directives and stay on course to beat the pandemic.
“Let us remain true to our countries.We know that many Kenyans are hurting but we do not have a choice but ensure that we deal with this disease, I have no worry that when we work together, we will fight this disease.” he said
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.
The disease causes respiratory illness, like the flu with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing.
To protect yourself, you are required to wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your face, and avoid close contact (i.e maintain a social distance of 1 meter or 3 feet) with people.
The national government has also asked Kenyans to put on face masks because this will keep you safe in case an infected person sneezes or coughs beside you. Ensure you put on a face mask whenever in public transport, supermarkets and open-air markets.