The country has been experiencing very few cases of COVID-19 over the last couple of weeks as the curve continues to be maintained at slightly less than 5%.
The declining COVID-19 curve has prompted pressure from Kenyans to the ministry of education which is under pressure to reopen schools. That is why a mega stakeholders conference is expected to be convened to finally announce the way forward.
And now, Kenyan doctors have finally weighed in on the matter and made a firm stand on the possible reopening of schools. Through a representative Andrew Were, the Kenya medical association has sent out a caution.
In a report by Citizen TV, Dr Were says that the seemingly decreasing number of COVID-19 cases may actually be as a result of reduced testing in the country and may not be a true representative of the situation.
Kenyan Doctors further advised the government to scale up the preparation in terms of medical facilities in schools and warned against using learners as guinea pigs. He also said the association will support a cautious and phased reopening of schools.
Watch Dr Were’s remarks in this Video Here