The measures to protect you and me against the spread of Covid 19 are many, varied, sometimes distressing. But for the country to manage this disease effectively, we have to play our part.
This virus crept into our lives like a joke. It felt distant. Someone else’s burden. In fact, people joked that perhaps it did not affect black people. now, the numbers are rising, we are having local spread, meaning everyone is at risk. So prepare for the worst in a few days, weeks or maybe months.
Kenya has so far lost 3 people to the virus.
The total number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus in Kenya currently is at 110.
So far, the government of Kenya as imposed the following measures to help curb the spread of the virus
- All vehicles, public service vehicle (PSV), personals, tuk-tuk drivers, bodaboda riders and passengers to wear protective gears -masks.
- National curfew; all bars and other social entertainment joints remain closed as from 7.00 pm
- Maintain social distance all the time, wherever you are. It’s unfortunate it has not been possible to make business people
- Avoid cash transactions
- Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.
- Keep a social distance of at least 1 meter
- Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable cloth/tissue or with your elbow when you sneeze or cough
- Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth when your hands are not clean. The virus sets in via body membranes
The first case of COVID 19 was reported in Wuhan in December 2019.
The road to recovery is long and winding. It is highly dependent on the masses obeying government instructions. Social distancing, Isolation, quarantines are difficult but crucial.
According to doctors, An estimated period to fully recover from COVID- 19, is 14 days. Those critically ill take about 3-4 weeks to recover.
No need to panic, with the assurance of the three fully recovered Kenyan, one of them being Kilifi Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi, we shall overcome it.
Health minister Mutahi Kagwe cautions, ”It is important to note that this virus does not move by itself. It is moved by you and I. we must change our behaviour and attitude if we have to cut the transmission of the virus”
And we are going to the weekend. If you do not remember anything else, remember these words from CS Kagwe.
”I want to reiterate that we are discouraging mass movement of people staying in Nairobi from travelling upcountry. The dangers of this are real. It is very easy to transfer the virus to those living up country especially the elderly, like it has happened in Italy.”
Meanwhile, let’s do the expected, religiously wash and wash our hands with soap and water, keep a social distance.
Keep Distance, stay safe!