Kenya Risks Second Covid-19 Wave as Economy, Colleges Open

Positive cases have reportedly dramatically increased, especially in rural counties, barely a week after President Uhuru Kenyatta eased containment measures to boost businesses. Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has also given universities and colleges the green light for the resumption of studies, starting with final year students and those in third years. Others will follow in the coming weeks but the exact date has not been announced. The institutions were allowed to re-open progressively for all other courses in strict conformity with the health ministry guidelines on the prevention of COVID-19, including social distancing and provision of disinfection booths.

Youths ride on an overloaded pick-up truck along James Gichuru Road in Nairobi on October 4 in blatant violation of traffic and Covid-19 rules.

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