CS Kagwe Convenes Crisis Meeting Amid Rising COVID-19 Infections

The National Emergency Response Committee is currently in a crisis meeting to come up with new containment measures in the wake of rising Covid-19 infections.

This comes as health experts express fears that the country might be headed into a second wave infection as seen in the statistics in the past few weeks.

Kenya has also continued to record an increase in COVID-19 related deaths with 12 patients succumbing to the virus on Saturday, October 17, raising the country’s total fatality to 825.

The committee is expected to recommend additional restrictions to President Uhuru Kenyatta after today’s meeting.

Health CAS Rashid Aman had last week hinted at a possible lockdown should the situation remain the same.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. [Courtesy]
The ministry has put Nakuru, Trans Nzoia, Kisumu, Mombasa and Nairobi on the spot over the rising numbers.

Aman said medical experts from the health ministry as well as those form the modeling teams are studying the behavioral patterns of how the virus is moving in the country, and will make public the findings once they are completed.

The positivity rate has since moved from 4.6 per cent when the measures were relaxed to more than 10 per cent currently.

The Health CS Mutahi Kagwe who is also the chair of the committee is expected to address the media thereafter.

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