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Medics Warn Over Lifting Curfew

As Kenyans anxiously wait for the way forward regarding the lifting of Coronavirus preventative measures, medics have a different view. 

According to the Kenya Medical Association, reopening the country to movement will be a set back to the fight against the Coronavirus. 

Kenya Medical Association vice-chair Lukoye Atwoli said lifting any of the measures will makes the situation worse considering that the rate of infection is still high. 

“We have to ask why we had closure of the economy. If it was to test the masses, we must demonstrate that before re-opening…We have to justify why we need to re-open by understanding why we were closed in the first place,” he said.

He further pointed out that if measures are not put in place now, at least 88% of Kenyans will be uinfected by the virus. 

 A task force charged with advising the ministry of education on whether or not to open schools in June filed a report that asked for the postponement of learning activities until the month of September. 

Already Education CS George Magoha has partially adopted the report and the last decision is with the president The government has been and is still grappling with the question of whether or not to lift the measures in order to allow people get back to work and rebuild the economy. 

President Uhuru Kenyatta recently hinted at reopening the economy and urged Kenyans to adopt to the new normal of living with the virus.

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