Dr. Bernard Kulohoma is a lecturer at Center for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (CEBIB), University of Nairobi. Together with others he supervised and published a paper on Kenya’s response since the Covid-19 pandemic; economic impact to the country and the measures the government has taken to control the spread of the disease. The paper was published in AAS Open Research. Click here to download the paper
Coronavirus sickness 2019 (COVID-19) has ravaged the world’s socioeconomic structures forcing many governments throughout the globe to enforce unparalleled stringent mitigation measures to restrain its fast unfold and destructive results. A disproportionate wide variety of COVID-19 associated morbidities and mortalities have been expected to arise in Africa. However, Africa nonetheless has a decrease than expected wide variety of cases, 4% of the worldwide pandemic burden. In this open letter, we spotlight a number of the early stringent countermeasures applied in Kenya, a sub-Saharan African country, to prevent the excessive results of the COVID-19 pandemic. These mitigation measures strike a stability among minimizing COVID-19 related morbidity and fatalities and its destructive monetary effect, and brought collectively have substantially dampened the pandemic’s effect on Kenya’s populace.