Even as COVID-19 status in the country continues to be a draining ‘narrative’, what always seems like light at the end of the tunnel ends up being just but the beginning.
It’s barely a week since Kenyans saw a beam of hope after COVID-19 restrictions were eased and a low positivity rate was reported; now the celebration seems to have been cut short after news that the ministry of health confirmed 8 cases of the Indian variant in the country.
With this variant being linked to the surge of cases in India to more than 20 million; being detected in Kenya seems like another nightmare. The government has however assured Kenyans that measures have been put in place to curb its spread.
Anyone could easily view this as a moment of panic but I believe more is required to survive in the midst of a pandemic than developing cold feet. Check out some of the key things you should know about the Indian variant.
- The variant was first identified in India in December 2020 and an earlier version detected in October 2020.
- India’s COVID-19 variant has been reported in at least 17 other nations.
- Possibly has mutations which makes it easier to spread and cause severe illness.
- Even though some reports indicate that it is more contagious WHO says more study is yet to be done to establish whether the variant causes a surge in the COVID-19 cases.
- There is a possibility that vaccines are effective against the variant.
Having seen the impact this variant has had on India, let us continue to observe the safety measures.
Meanwhile, here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
The Wajesus Family Branded Liars, DNA Test Results Confirm Kabi Sired a Child With his Cousin
Content creator, Kabi Wajesus is known by many for his lavish lifestyle which he shows on camera to his followers. He is married to one Milly Wajesus and they are blessed with a very handsome son called Taji. The couple were put on the spotlight earlier this year by blogger, Edgar Obare, when it was revealed by a lady named Ruth, that they had skeletons in their closet that needed to be shown to the public.
Uhuru and Ruto have not met for two months
President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto have not met for almost two months to discuss government business in a further pointer to their deteriorating relationship.
The two last met face to face at a Cabinet session in State House, Nairobi, on February 25.
Otiende Amollo Says He’s Ready to Serve ODM in Another Capacity after Removal from JLAC
Rarieda Member of Parliament Otiende Amollo has said he is ready to serve the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) in another capacity after he was removed from the powerful National Assembly’s Justice and Legal Affairs Committee (JLAC).
Speaking to Citizen TV on the morning of Thursday, May 6, the outspoken lawmaker said he had no issue with ODM party leader Raila Odinga despite his ouster.