Partying youths in Westlands, Kileleshwa, Lavington on the spot for spreading virus

Partying youths in Westlands, Kilileshwa, Lavington on the spot for spreading virus

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• During the daily Covid-19 briefing on Friday, Health CAS Rashid Aman said there is a worrying rise in the number of cases in suburbs including Westlands, Hurlingham, Lavington and Kileleshwa.

• He said there have been instances of youths holding parties, thus raising the risk of spreading the virus.

Health CAS Rashid Aman during the daily Covid-19 briefing on June 19, 2020.
Health CAS Rashid Aman during the daily Covid-19 briefing on June 19, 2020.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

They say 'you only live once'. Youths living by this mantra and continuing to hold parties against the government's directive to avoid social gatherings have been put on the spot for possibly spreading the coronavirus.

During the daily Covid-19 briefing on Friday, Health CAS Rashid Aman said there is a worrying rise in the number of cases in suburbs including Westlands, Hurlingham, Lavington and Kileleshwa.

He said there have been instances of youths holding house parties, thus raising the risk of spreading the virus.

Aman called for discipline.

"It's not back to normal," he said.

Ministry director of health Patrick Amoth warned that with the resumption of the Premier League, fans should exercise precaution when watching the games if in doing so in groups.

Kenya on Friday recorded 117 new cases of Covid-19, raising the country's total number to 4,374.

This is out of the 3,043 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours.

Out of these, 112 are Kenyans while five are foreigners.

 

A total of 83 of these cases are males, while 54 are females.

 

The youngest is 11 while the oldest is 75 years old.

 

Another 91 patients have been discharged.

However, another two patients have died, raising fatalities to 119.

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