Jun 22, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Inside empty quarantine centres

Kenya has suspended direct flights to and from India and the United Kingdom (UK).

In addition to the suspension, the government has quarantined all non-nationals of the United Kingdom for 14 days at their own expense in a government-approved center before they are allowed to settle in the country or travel.

After flights to India were suspended, Secretary of the Health Cabinet Mutahi Kagwe also dismissed everyone Passengers arriving from the country to conduct mandatory tests and those who test positive to isolate for 14 days at their own expense.

From 12 quarantine centers from which samples 24 approved private quarantine facilities were taken, only two had some people. In the Violet Serviced Apartments there was only one guest on board from Monday, two other customers left on Sunday.

“I’ve received a few in the last few days. While I have a capacity of 10 people, there are only two on board at any given time, ”said Violet Makena.

No guests

At In the brand hotel on the village market, only a few quarantine customers boarded last week, said an official.

“We currently have no guests. We had some by April 26th. Most of the time we only have one or two at a time, ”said Rajesh Kumar Jaiswal, General Manager of the Royal Tulip Hotel.

The situation was the same for the Hilton Garden Inn, the Four Points Sheraton at the airport, the Ufungamano Guest House, the Comfort Hotel, the Longview Suits with Restaurant-Karen, the Stand Leisure Hotel, the Saab Royal Hotel and the Waridi Paradise.

The cost of the Full board quarantine in private facilities is between 4,000 and 18,000 Shillings in the various facilities.

The situation is a sharp contrast to the previous year’s h undreds of people – citizens and non-citizens were quarantined Asked.


It turns out that most of the people who came to the country as well, others who test positive will be too Quarantined at home, especially e if they are asymptomatic according to the guidelines of the Department of Health.

According to Mutahi Kagwe, Secretary of the Cabinet of Health, 79,443 Covid-19 patients who have recovered come from home care and Isolation from a total of 109,077 recoveries.

On Monday there were 6,614 Covid-19 cases at home, while 1,265 affected patients were admitted to various facilities-179 in the intensive care unit.

Read: Pandemic: The hits and failures in Kenya’s fight against Covid-19

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Kenya has recorded 160,559 Covid-19 cases from 1,681,420 tests performed since the first case of Covid-19 was reported in Kenya in March last year.

In the further course of the vaccination, a total of vaccinated a total of 887,034 people in the country. Of these 516,616, 158,168 are health workers, 137,701 teachers and 74,554 security officers.

On Monday, only 137 Covid-19 cases were reported from a sample size of 1,641, a positivity rate of 8.3 percent.

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