The troubling surge of Covid-19 cases

Written By: Eric Biegon
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Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka addressing Senators at Enashipai Spa in Naivasha on Thursday 29,Oct 2020. Picture courtesy

There is growing concern over the surge in coronavirus cases in the country with recent numbers revealing a worrying infection rate. In the last 10 days alone, 7,536 new cases have been reported.

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The death toll due to the disease had hit 964 on Thursday with 14 new deaths recorded over the last 24 hours. The troubling situation prompting a re-evaluation of the order of business especially in government institutions.
The Senate, for instance, is set to review its calendar following an upsurge in cases of COVID-19 in the last couple of weeks across the country.

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Barely a fortnight after the upper house announced that it had resumed full sitting and operations, the Speaker Ken Lusaka admitted that they would have to re-evaluate this.

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“Senate was meant to resume full seating next week but with an increase in the number of positive cases we shall have to review this,” he said.

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Lusaka admitted that the rising cases mainly in the rural areas were worrying as the country reported more deaths and positive cases.

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He denied that the rise in the cases was due to the move by the government to ease the set guidelines and ongoing meetings adding that the country could not be on lockdown throughout.

Lusaka was speaking to the press at Enashipai Spa in Naivasha on Thursday during a meeting for the Senate Liaison committee.

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