The Kenyan government has decided to turn Kenyatta Stadium into a makeshift hospital, as the numbers of increasing COVID-19 patients continue to overwhelm health centres, reports africanews.
Kenya’s COVID-19 cases have spiked in the past week, with 960 new cases being recorded on July 26 alone, something President Uhuru Kenyatta has attributed to the reckless behaviour of young people who socialize in bars and hangouts.
According to the africanews report which quoted a Kenyan health official, the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos can receive up to 400 patients.
This is a worrying trend for East Africa’s worst-hit country, which has seen its Coronavirus numbers more than triple in just one month, as well as for neighbours Uganda who had tried to contain the virus and face the risk of the virus spilling over.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has continually warned his country’s citizens against complacency against the virus after a crowd of revellers were arrested for partying at a certain Kampala hangout, in contravention of Ministry of Health guidelines.
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