Africans seem to think that Coronavirus isn’t that serious. This observation was made considering how almost everything is now back to normal. We aren’t even taking the wearing of nose masks seriously anymore. Everything is just as it used to be before the pandemic hit, except of course the economic effects AND the fact that there’s still a killer disease out there that even SCIENTISTS, know little about.
Kenya, eased their lockdown in mid-October and 2 weeks after, there’s a 51% surge in Coronavirus cases.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says Kenya has witnessed what it calls a dramatic rise in Covid-19 cases over the last month.
The WHO says the country reported 4,594 new cases in the past week – up 51% on the previous week.
“It is just shy of its previous peak at the end of July, when there were 4,700 new cases – although deaths have increased at a much lower rate (9%),” the WHO says.
Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe warned recently that the country could be headed for a second surge.
The data shows that the proportion of people testing positive has started rising – up from below 5% in mid-September to more than 10% over the past week – and this does not appear to be down to any changes in testing strategy.- bbcafrica.com
The National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) already predicted a surge in cases 1-2 weeks from now as people no longer practice social distancing, handwashing and wearing of nose masks.
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