Don't drop Covid guard despite restrictions ease

In Summary

• The reopening of the country, therefore, does not mean all is well, but simply a balance between lives and livelihoods.

• Continued lockdown and fewer working hours are certainly not good for an economy already struggling from last year's challenges.

A driver is seen with a mask from the side mirror of his car in Nairobi.
A driver is seen with a mask from the side mirror of his car in Nairobi.
Image: FREDRICK OMONDI

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday eased some of the tough Covid-19 restrictions put in place in five counties on March 26.

At the time of the fresh restrictions, the pandemic's positivity rate was at a high of 20 per cent compared to the five per cent recommended by WHO. This is now down to just below 10 per cent.

Before this, deaths were on the rise, averaging 20 a day while new infections were equally growing. The measures were therefore timely to contain the third wave.

The reopening of the country, therefore, does not mean all is well, but simply a balance between lives and livelihoods.



Continued lockdown and fewer working hours are certainly not good for an economy already struggling from last year's challenges.

It however saddens when individuals do not want to take personal responsibility in tackling the disease and always want security agents to chase after them to enforce the restrictions.

We are not out of the woods and each one of us must be responsible and not let down our guard lest we end up like India.

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Golda Meir

The fourth Prime Minister of Israel, known as the “Iron Lady” of Israeli politics, was born on May 3, 1898.