CS Kagwe claims he is also tired of curfew, says government will soon ease some Covid-19 protocols

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 13 Oct, 2021 16:32 | < 1 min read
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Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has on Wednesday October 13,2021 stated that he is also tired of the new mode of operation in the country since the encroachment of Covid-19.

Kagwe appreciated the fact that Kenyans have grown tired of the measures, particularly with the nationwide curfew, set by the government to curb the spread of the novel disease.

The CS, who was speaking exclusively to a local radio station, stated that the government will soon ease some of the Covid-19 restrictions once the country registers a consistent diminution of positivity rates.

“I am tired too and I am a Kenyan and I want to get back to normal life but it will take a while to get back to what we call normal life because even after opening the economy, things like wearing of masks and social distancing will remain.

"However, it is our intention as a government that as soon as we have consistently stayed the positivity rate that we are in now, we will be able to make significant changes,” Kagwe said.

According to the Health CS, the country's Covid-19 fatality rate has dropped significantly due to the intervention of the government.

He further added that Kenya has made commendable strides in the fight against Covid-19, stating that the country's fatality rate is currently below the global average.

Kagwe ascribed the drop to Kenyans adherence to Covid-19 protocols and the commitment of health workers in the battle with the contagious disease.

“When you look at our statistics, obviously there is a difference and I think that difference was brought about by the dedication and commitment of our health workers but also decisions that were made at the top leadership especially by President Uhuru Kenyatta,” he said