President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday July 20, 2020 convened the fifth extraordinary session of the National and County governments coordinating summit.
The summit will be held on Friday July 24, 2020.
According to a press statement issued by State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena, the session has been convened following the surge of Coviod-19 infections across the country.
Out of the 47 Counties, coronavirus has now manifested in 44 counties. The cases started rising after the head of state opened up inter-county lockdowns, allowing Kenyans to travel freely.
The Friday meeting shall assess the Counties’ state preparedness within the wider national response to the Covid-19 pandemic and evaluate Kenya’s overall national response and capacity.
It shall also review the efficacy of containment measures in place and review the impact of the phased easing of the restrictions that were in place.
It shall also consider the evolution of the disease and medical models on how Covid-19 may propagate in Kenya within the months of August and September 2020.
The Health ministry on Sunday July 19, 2020 announced 603 more cases of the coronavirus, raising Kenya’s tally to 13,353.
This number arose from the testing of 5,724 samples, Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement.
The cumulative number of samples tested in Kenya since the first case of Covid-19 was reported in March rose to 243,887.
The ministry further announced 682 more recoveries, raising the total number to 5,122, and nine more deaths, raising the fatality county to 234.
Of the patients who recovered, 562 were under home-based care while 120 were in hospitals.
Mr Kagwe noted infections are still rising so the public must not drop their guard in the fight against the virus.Do you have any story you would like to share? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will publish it. You can also contact us at email@example.com