Cyrus Oguna, the government spokesman has tested positive for Covid-19. He is the second senior government official to test positive a day after there were reports that Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Interior Dr. Fred Matiangi had tested positive for the deadly virus. Also, there has been a string of celebrities testing positive for the deadly virus including celebrated Citizen TV personality Jeff Koinange among others.
Cyrus Oguna confirmed Friday that he had indeed tested positive for covid-19 and encouraged members of the public to abide by the ministry of health guidelines put in place to stem the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
Among other things, this includes washing your hands often, always wearing a mask when in public, staying at home if sick, maintaining social distance and avoiding unnecessary social gatherings.
Meanwhile, there has been a plea for help among Kenyan citizens that have found themselves confined in coronavirus quarantine and isolation wards. These covid-19 patients have been surprised by exorbitant hospital bills for the coronavirus treatment that they were initially told were free, but of which they are on hook for payments.
For example, the below video shows one such patient who has been hit with a whopping ksh. 75,000 hospital bill for her coronavirus treatment in a government hospital in Kenya. Watch:
The government of Kenya opened up the country on July 8, 2020 after a more than 4 months lock-down and a dusk to dawn mandatory curfew. Whereas these precautionary measures were hailed as necessary in stumping up the spread of the deadly virus, there has been mixed reactions regarding their effectiveness. This is because there is more covid-19 cases in countries that underwent a lockdown like Kenya, South Africa, USA, etc than other countries like Uganda and Tanzania that refused to lock-down their economies.
It is expected that there will be more covid-19 cases now than it was before the lock-down. Infact, there has been more than 30% increase in the number of confirmed cases of covid-19 in the country within the last 7 days than at any point since the first case was confirmed in Kenya in March.
For example, within the last 24 hours, there has been 749 new confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in Kenya with Nairobi county being responsible for a bulk of these reported cases. Below, is another video of covid-19 patients appealing for help in a quarantine facility in Kenya: