By EDITORIAL More by this Author President Uhuru Kenyatta’s new and enhanced drastic measures to contain Covid-19 portend more pain for the citizens. Contrary to expectations that the President would relax the regulations, he not only extended the dusk-to-dawn curfew and lockdown of movements in and out Nairobi and three coastal counties for another 21 days, but also closed Kenya’s borders with Tanzania and Somalia.The argument is that the situation is still dicey and easing the regulations would open a Pandora’s box. Another argument is that countries that had lifted the regulations such as Singapore, Germany and Ghana had recorded a spike in new infection cases, confirming the folly of hurried responses to the pandemic.For Kenya, it will now be three months of closure, with painful ramifications. Schools, worship places, markets and clubs remain closed. Aviation, transport, hospitality and tourism as well as foreign trade are practically grounded. Productivity has drastically fallen across all sectors. Also Read EDITORIAL: Fifa verdict is far-reaching EDITORIAL: Team should carve out new education model Moi moves to shut Ruto out of Rift Valley Nigeria impounds UK plane Advertisement Working from home, which has become the new reality, is a major disruption with grave impact… Read full this story
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