The Kenya Medical Association (KMA) has warned against the full reopening of the country, saying the government must ensure the risk of community transmission is eliminated or significantly reduced.
KMA President Andrew Were said the government must prove that the country is prepared to handle a potential surge in the transmissions resulting from reopening.
The secretary-general of the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU), Dr Chibanzi Mwachonda said the country still cannot let its health care system get overwhelmed.
“This explains the cautious reopening of the economy. If we open completely at this time, we would be going into the unknown,” Dr Mwachonda said.
Counties are still unable to conduct testing, contact tracing, and Covid-19 mapping— leaving everyone to their own devices, and second-guessing where the second wave of infections could come from.
The fear of a possible second wave Covid-19 infections is growing as some Kenyans fail to observe the Ministry of Health guidelines.
This, even after President Uhuru Kenyatta relaxed some of the tough measures that had been put in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19.