President Uhuru Kenyatta announced a 7-plan agenda, for adoption by the government in preparation for opening up the country, possibly later next month.
Judging from the tone of his Wednesday statement when he addressed the nation from State House, Nairobi, the Head of State is keen to have the country fully back to normal. Afterall the COVID-19 curve is fast flattening.
The country has been recording less than 300 cases daily since last week, significantly lower than earlier days when cases topped nearly 1000 daily on average.
“This is very encouraging and it means if we keep our civic responsibility high, we have a chance to reach the 5 per cent positivity rate recommended by the World Health Organisation for a total reopening our economy and country,” the President said in a televised address from State House, Nairobi.
He also announced 213 new infections raising the country’s caseload to 33,016 and 564 fatalities.
The latest statistics from the Ministry of Health show that the rate of infection had dropped to 8 percent, from a high of 13 percent since March when the first case was reported in the country.
For a country to re-open, the World Health Organisations recommends that the infection rate should be at least 5 percent.
Key on the president’s directives is to Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi to convene a stakeholders’ meeting in three weeks, jointly with the Council of Governors Chairman Wycliffe Oparanya to audit the response to the virus so far.