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Restricted domestic travel
Contact tracing teams and isolation facilities across the country
Face masks mandatory outside
Hand washing and temperature checking points across urban areas.
Antigen tests, private $10 - $100
Dr Richard Ayah, Public health, University of Nairobi
The testing figures reflect the ability to pay, not the reality
Widespread social stigma
Fear of government quarantine facilities
April and May
Hundreds / thousands of suspected infections
Forced into government isolation centres
Made to pay fees and do exercise regimes for a fortnight or more
Ms Achieng, forced to be tested, isolation centre for four weeks, and forced to pay $20 a day
Irene, a nurse, working in a clinic in Kibera
This hardline approach has dealt fundamental damage to the overall public health response
and removed any incentive for people to get treatment for Covid-19 symptoms
unless they are on death’s door
tTotal number of deaths is around 4,000.
x 6.5 official death toll
Kenya’s Ministry of Health
80 to 91 % of infections in hospitals seem to be asymptomatic
2.7 million exposed by 2nd July
Kenya Medical Research Institute and Wellcome Trust
12.4 % of Nairobi residents could be having the virus
Kisumu, (third largest town) 7.5 % of the samples tested positive
Mombasa, 100,000 people, 8.6 %
2,535 blood samples donated between April 30 and June 16.
It is estimated that 78 per cent of patients are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.
COVID-19 in Africa: Dampening the storm?
Africa should be part of the roadmap for COVID-19 research
We just keep praying to god it doesn’t get worse (nurse)
More deaths in Brazil, India or the US
Recent data, record low infection rates over the last month
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