It is sad that the country cannot support the covid 19 patients in public hospitals and therefore advocating for homecare based therapy. This may be a big task as a number of citizens might not be able to handle the patients. It can also lead to more spread of the virus. If the children are not safe from covid 19, how will it be possible for family members to take care of the victims without the required attire? Remember Impact of Covid 19 on traveling has contributed to so many other challenges. This means that family members cannot travel to visit their sick relatives of whom they are supposed to be taking care of. It is like the pandemic is not leaving us soon. According to how things are going, the numbers of affected people is increasing day by day. And if this continues, Should kenyan students seat for their national exams this year? The irony is, school were closed because of one case of Covid 19, now they are expected to be opened when the number is increasing. With this homecare based treatment, will the parents be able to handle cases of the virus in schools? I think this is an issue that need to be revisited.
Coming and going out of Nairobi has been prohibited for several weeks now. The pandemic has come with strict rules that people were not used to. Most people who come from counties neighbouring Nairobi had their program changed drastically.
Most of them used to go to upcountry every weekend which is not possible right now. They are left with the option of communicating through phone calls or social media platforms. The situation is so disappointing as many were used to visit their loved ones any time they felt like. No traveling now and Stay At Home – is the slogan that everybody should adhere to.Transport industry has also been affected especially those ‘matatus’ that were used to ferry people to and from Nairobi.
1st June has always been a vibrant day with dozens of activities in kenya. Many people wake up early to go and catch up with live proceedings of the ceremony in different counties. For those who don’t make it to the venues,they follow the events through television or social media platforms.
This year things are different. Kenyans have woken up to a dull day where no holding events is allowed due to the covid 19 pandemic. The celebrations are no longer there. Visiting of parks, friends and relatives is now in the past until the country feel it is safe from the corona virus.
Though a bit boring, Kenyans have no option but to stay at home as directed by the government. It is always good to be safe than sorry. Happy Madaraka Day to all Kenyans where they are globally. STAY SAFE!