Thousands Fleeing Nairobi After Government Warns Of Strict Covid-19 Rules To Tame Ongoing Pandemic
Kenyans are afraid that the nation may be pushed to a lockdown, like the one imposed sometime last year causing a lot of suffering to many families.
Thousands of Nairobians are reportedly exiting the city after the government warned of looming strict Covid-19 regulations.
According to the traffic regulators, several bus termini within the city are flocking with people leaving for upcountry, afraid of looming inter-county lockdowns.
Some are even carrying their belongings, an indication that they don't intend to return to the city soon. "Yes, we have recorded huge traffic of commuters leaving the city and a lesser number of those traveling into Nairobi...," stated one of the traffic coordinators.
The same situation reportedly occurred between November and December 2020, when President Kenyatta was about to issue a state address in relation to the Covid-19 situation.
It was feared that Kenyatta would announce partial lockdowns, given that people were about to travel for Christmas festive. Instead, the president called for self-discipline among Kenyans.
However, with the ongoing third wave, medical experts and religious leaders are urging President Kenyatta to consider imposing restrictions that will save Kenyans from the killer virus.
The calls come at a time when the nation has continued experiencing an increased number of infections and deaths, warning of dark days ahead.
During the daily Covid-19 press address on Wednesday, Health Ministry Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dr. Mercy Mwangangi warned that they will not just sit and watch the impending risks.
Dr. Mercy stated that they will do all it takes to ensure the citizens remain safe.