Kenya records daily high of new COVID-19 cases

Source: Xinhua| 2020-07-02 01:06:35|Editor: huaxia

NAIROBI, July 1 (Xinhua) -- Kenya recorded the highest COVID-19 infections in a single day on Wednesday, with cases seen to be rising ahead of its anticipated reopening of the economy.

Chief Administrative Secretary in Kenya's Ministry of Health Rashid Aman announced on Wednesday that the country had recorded 307 new cases, bringing the total caseload to 6,673.

He partially attributed the surging cases to the anticipated lifting of the restrictions, which has seen some citizens flout containment measures like wearing masks and washing hands as they believe normalcy has returned.

Similarly, many citizens are not maintaining social distancing.

"We are seeing some public transport vehicles have resorted to carrying full capacity passengers against the advice of the health authorities. These are some of the things that are contributing to the high cases," he said, calling on citizens to be responsible.

Aman said that there would be no need to rush the reopening of the economy if citizens flout rules.

"We have seen major economies opening up and shutting down soon after when cases arise. We don't want to get there," he said, forecasting the country would be approaching its infection peak in August. Enditem