Nairobi Staring at Full-Blown Covid-19 Health Crisis

Kenya's capital city Nairobi, could be plunged into a full-blown health crisis with intensive care units set aside for Covid-19 patients almost at capacity. The infectious diseases chief at Kenyatta National Hospital, Loice Ombajo, has raised concerns that health facilities in the capital are quickly running out of beds, as the daily Covid-19 cases surge. The country has, for October 2020, witnessed a spike in reported cases of the novel coronavirus in what is feared to be a second wave. Covid-19 infections in Kenya have now reportedly crossed the 50,000-mark, with cases that were first confined to urban areas, now also ravaging communities in rural areas.

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An official from the Nairobi Health Department disinfects a street (file photo).

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