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Hard Times Ahead; Kenyans to Face More Pain as Covid-19 continue to soar high up

Kevin Ochieng

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As Covid-19 continues to shake the Nation, more strict measures have been imposed in to curb the further spread of the virus.

Yesterday, President Uhuru Kenyatta imposed lockdown in five counties; Nairobi, Kiambu Machakos Kajiado and Nakuru.

Political gatherings have been banned and school closed indefinitely till further notice.

This has left many students frustrated as those in final year were on their preparation to graduate. Some students had already reported back to their various colleges to continue with the semester.


All these have come into halt and they have now been forced to travel back home and wait for further directives from the government. It’s now a year when schools were closed and students had to take forced long holiday. This has changed the academic calendar for all schools in the country.

The pandemic has affected every sector of the economy and the price of the products and services keeps on rising.

This is despite the fact that many workers have lost their jobs as some have to survive on reduced salaries
The hotel and tourism industry has also been affected in the latest measures announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday.

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Tourists in different parts of the country who wish to travel back home through Nairobi have been given until Monday mid-day to do so.

According to tourism Cabinet Secretary Mr. Najib Balala, both domestic and international tourists have until March 29, 2021 after which flights will cease operating.

 


Those who were traveling into Kenya and are set to visit various sites outside Nairobi have been given until Monday mid-day or risk being confined in the capital.
However, passengers arriving in Kenya are expected to produce a negative COVID-19 certificate acquired 96 hours prior to arrival.

“Restaurants and eateries in Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Kiambu and Nakuru to provide takeaway services only from 27th March 2021. Eateries and restaurants in the other 42 counties shall continue as is, strictly adhering to Ministry of Health guidelines,” the CS said.

Many Kenyans have been stranded in various bus stations as fare has been highly hiked. This follows the yesterday’s announcement by the President on locking down the five counties.
The situation has also been made worse by the high increase in fuel prices. Many people now wants the government to come into their rescue as the situation gets harder.

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