Possible Covid-19 Third Wave Looms in Kenya Amid Vaccinations

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has urged Kenyans to remain on high alert while following Covid-19 protocols, such as social distancing, wearing face masks and washing hands regularly with soap and running water, following reports of a possible third wave. The new wave comes at a time when the world is experiencing more contagious variants of the virus, raising concerns on the efficacy of the current vaccines against mutations. A consignment of some 1,020,000 vaccines arrived in Kenya on March 2, 2021 and on March 9 the country recorded 109,164 Covid-19 cases, 87,623 recoveries and 1,879 deaths.


Kenyatta National Hospital nurse Lucy Kipkemei vaccinates CEO Evanson Kamuri against Covid-19 during the launch of Kenya's campaign at the hospital in Nairobi on March 5, 2021.

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