Celebrated TV personality Betty Kyallo says that the only way Kenya can control the spread of the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is a total lockdown of the country.
Taking to her Twitter account, Betty said that the government needs to contain the dreadful virus as soon as possible to avoid going the Italy way.
Adding that Kenyans stop taking Coronavirus outbreak as a joke and maintain social distance.
The TV beauty queen went on to explain that if one gets infected he/she can’t work/hustle so it’s better to first take care of our health and that of our children and that the government should take care of the less fortunate.
Are we doing enough really? Italy started with 2 cases end of January, now they have 59,000+ confirmed cases, over 5,500 deaths. Kenyans are not changing. We are still playing with death. #LockDownKenya
— Betty Kyallo (@BettyMKyallo) March 23, 2020
However, her tweet has mixed reactions with some seconding her while others are against arguing that a total lockdown will affect business and casual labors who depend on hand to mouth will suffer a lot.
Here are some of the reactions.
We're sadly still treating it as a joke, maybe when people start dying then we'll take it seriously 🤦🏼♀️
— shetani mzungu wazimu (@Winnybeech) March 23, 2020
We are really joking! !!!!
Betty Kyallo today you have talked sense #SocialDistance
— Alexander JM (@AlexanderJMKeny) March 23, 2020
The government should lock down Nrb & Msa cities, ban public transportation and sent it's officers to the ground to enforce all the regulations and rules given by the ministry. Period!
— amobabuLao (@AmobabuL) March 23, 2020
#LockDownKenya this is now the only remaining option to reduce further spread
— @josekasoo (@_josekasoo) March 23, 2020
Its just a matter of discipline and we are ok. Stop the panic. Maintain simple hygiene as advised,.. Look after the old folks and those with weak immunity, don't f**ng interact with them as usual!! With discipline, there is no need for lockdown. No lockdown in hong kong.
— Thor's Hammer (@Antotiro) March 23, 2020
As we lock down, what is the government doing to cushion Kenyans?
— Josephat Moses (@MosesJosephat) March 23, 2020
Ndo tuone wapi warembo kama wewe
— langat weldon (@langatweldon1) March 23, 2020
Think about it😢😢 what are these people going to eat😞I guess in Kenya they should let a survival for the fittest struggle begin…God will see them through, its even difficult to moblize any donations as of now😭😭really depressing times, see you on the other side survivors 😢
— tablefotu (@tablefotu) March 23, 2020