Walking around at this Coronavirus paranoia time, you might think people are doing alright, mentally, but deep down, they just want to cough or sneeze, but they cannot because they will attract negative attention.
The fact is, there is a very thin line between the symptoms of the dreaded infection and other minor illnesses that develop around this time of the year, due to the cold and dusty air.
For the sake of everyone’s peace of mind, let us draw that line here and now, shall we?
According to medical experts, the telling signs of a probable coronavirus infection include fever, coughing, and shortness of breath.
Other signs have been identified as sore throat, joint pains, and headaches.
While one should be worried about all the above-mentioned symptoms, since although they may not indicate a serious illness, they may develop into serious complications, it is the fever that should really raise concern.
Fevers are a sign that the body is working hard to fight off an infection, which is why medical intervention is necessary since the immune system does not always win.
Nevertheless, even if you do not have a fever but are experiencing the other symptoms, it is still wise to get checked since you may be a COVID-19 carrier with a strong immune system, hence putting everyone else at risk.
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
COVID-19: Nairobi couple allowed to go home after positive test
For the first time, the government has allowed two patients with coronavirus to go home to recover.
The couple who arrived in Nairobi on March 5 was allowed to go to their upmarket Kitisuru home and self-quarantine for 14 days.
They will be tested twice after 14 days to confirm the virus has cleared.
Corona: Cabinet to discuss lockdown as job losses loom
President Uhuru Kenyatta will this morning chair a Cabinet meeting that will discuss a raft of stringent restrictions that his government will put in place to stop the spread of coronavirus.
The Cabinet meets on the day the Ministry of Health is expected to announce a further increase of cases from the seven that CS Mutahi Kagwe announced yesterday.
The government is concerned that some Kenyans are not taking the call to maintain social distance and work from home seriously.
Sudi Hits out at Uhuru’s Advisors Over Itumbi’s Sack From State House
Firebrand Kapseret member of parliament Oscar Sudi has hit out at President Uhuru Kenyatta’s advisors following the firing of a section of employees of the President’s Strategic Communications Unit (PSCU).
Among the five officials whose posts were declared redundant is Dennis Itumbi who is a close associate of the popular TangaTanga brigade and a staunch supporter of Deputy President William Ruto. Itumbi was serving as the Secretary of Innovation, Digital and Diaspora Communication in the Office of the President.
This might have led to Oscar Sudi’s reaction which he accused those advising the head of state of misleading him calling them stupid people.
According to information from countries hard-hit by COVID-19, most fatalities have been recorded among old citizens. In Kenya, after the government revealed that the virus is already in Nairobi, many packed their bags and went upcountry in a bid to escape possible infection. Do you think this was a fair move towards our elderly parents and grandparents, given that the ”migrators” were not even tested for the ailment before traveling home?