The Ministry of Health in Kenya in conjunction has laid out health guidelines to curb the spread of COVID-19. These guidelines help us to know how to protect ourselves and others around us, by knowing the facts and taking appropriate precautions.
2020 was a testament to just how fragile life can be. In a span of a few months, the world was rocked by the COVID-19 virus which claimed the lives of millions of people around the world. Every day thousands of people lost their lives to the virus which is still claiming lives to this day. In Kenya, the first death was recorded on March 26th, 2020. The victim was a middle-aged man who had traveled from South Africa. He succumbed to the illness while receiving treatment at the Aga Khan Hospital. From then, the numbers only kept growing.
Education is the key to success and many believe that education is the ticket out of poverty. As such, many parents strive to educate their children so as to give them a better future. In Kenya, the government made education a necessity along with food, shelter, and clothing. This led to waiving of tuition fees for all public schools on a primary level thus allowing most children to receive a basic education. It seemed like the country was making good progress in the sector with more people, even in remote areas, embracing education.
On the morning of 12th March, 2020, Cabinet Secretary of Health, Mutahi Kagwe, announced the first case of COVID-19 in Kenya. It was an uncertain and strange time for Kenyans and they did not know what to expect.
One of the first things that happened when COVID-19 rocked the world early last year was many countries closed their borders almost immediately. This meant that people couldn’t go in and out of the country. At some point, we couldn’t even leave our counties leave alone our houses. Essentially, travel restrictions were put in place to control the spread of the virus and have been in place in some areas to date. Though the world is slowly opening up to outside visitors, the tourism industry is yet to recover as people are still cautious about traveling.
When news of the deadly Covid-19 virus broke in China’s Wuhan City in December 2019, the world sunk in shock as the virus swept across Asia, Europe and American continents, consuming souls mercilessly.
African continent followed painstakingly, awaiting their turn. Indeed it was a question of when.
When the first case of Covid-19 was reported in Kenya on March 13 last year, nobody anticipated the adverse effects it would have on the social, economic and political way of life for millions of Kenyans.
Jobs were lost, businesses shut down, schools were closed, movement was restricted and the economy was shuttered.
When a “strange” disease was discovered in Wuhan, China, the World never anticipated that the said disease would bring the world to a standstill.
But when the World Health Organization declared it a pandemic, it was evident that the world was about to take a break from its “busy schedule”.
According to recent reports released in December 2020, a new strain of the novel coronavirus has been detected in several countries globally, such as Nigeria, South Africa, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. The detection of the new strain raises questions about the rate of threat that coronavirus poses on humans’ lives