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Covid-19: worst could come in September

Brace yourself for a sharp spike in daily new Covid-19 infections, the Health ministry has said, as it plans to test more than 3,000 samples per day soon.

However, should Kenyans observe the stipulated measures — wearing masks in public, practising social distancing and washing hands — the ministry says infections could dip.

Issuing Covid-19 data on Wednesday, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said Kenya has enough testing kits that could last a month.

“With the increase in the number of infections, it means that the virus is silently spreading amongst unwitting Kenyans, and the more tests done the more we know how the virus is spread,” he said.

The government has received 22,000 kits for its automated testing systems, 28,000 kits for manual testing machines and 83,000 kits for sample collection.

“We have ordered more and we should be able to handle about 3,000 tests a day” he said.

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