Coronavirus

Kagwe hints at possible lockdown to tame new wave of infections

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. Image/courtesy

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe yesterday hinted at a possible return of stricter measures to contain what he termed as a more vicious coronavirus variant and a third wave of the disease including a possible lockdown.

Speaking ahead of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s address to the nation tomorrow, Kagwe warned that the country was experiencing a spike in daily infections and deaths.

He warned that the current rate of infections and deaths could overrun the country’s healthcare system if unchecked and thus the need for more strict measures to contain the spread.

“The President will be speaking to us on Friday and by that time, we will have agreed with our scientists and other experts on the measures that we must take,” he said.

In the recent weeks, there has been a spike in the number of cases with new numbers hitting 700 cases daily after a gradual decline in January and february