President Kenyatta said invoking the Public Health Act and issuing containment measures that would significantly affect the enjoyment of various liberties, rights and freedoms was unprecedented but the move has borne its fruits.
“I believe we have done remarkably well and that is why we have began to flatten the curve. But to do better we must remain brutally honest with our approaches because intellectual honesty is critical to building resilience gong forward,” he said.
Speaking during the Virtual COVID-19 Conference on Monday, the President warned that Kenyans must celebrate this achievement too soon but remain cautious.
He noted that the COVID-19 curve begins to flatten after it reaches its highest point — the inflection point–which is the most dangerous.
“The curve can either flatten and de-escalate or take an upward surge. My appeal to all of you as experts, practitioners and leaders is therefore to deliberate on our position. Althought the curve is beginning to flatten could it surprise us by taking an upward surge at this inflection point?” he posed.
The President said to achieve victory over COVID-19 there is need to have positive resilience and move away from tactical to strategic response.
According to him, a post-mortem analysis is necessary to understand how Kenya has handled COVID-19 six months after the first case was reported in the country.
Source: Citizen TV