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Why Kenya Is Not Self Isolating?

Most of the world is currently affected by the novel coronavirus in one way or another. Tourism has been halted almost globally and a lot of countries have been or still are under COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. Even the remote corners of the world that have not been directly affected are experiencing limited air and sea traffic and therefore going through difficulties in obtaining needed products.

But people in some regions are experiencing even more extreme difficulties and living in conditions where self-isolation in order not to get infected is not even an option. After all, whatever the threat, it is better faced with a full stomach.

Twitter user Regius Tweep shared some insight regarding the COVID-19 situation in Kenya

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Twitter user Regius Tweep recently went to Twitter to explain the heartbreaking reality of the average Kenyan citizen in light of the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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He said it’s difficult for a lot of Kenyans to take coronavirus seriously because their primary concern is to put food on the table

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While a lot of people all over the world are self-isolating to avoid getting infected, he explains it’s not an option for the average Kenyan citizen, since their primary concern is to put food on the table for their families.

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Furthermore, they have other life-threatening diseases to think about on a daily basis

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He also expresses concern that politicians only started talking about self-isolation when they realized that the spread of the virus among the citizens could affect, as Regius Tweep calls them, the Kenyan bourgeoisie. He assumes that Kenyan government isn’t actually concerned about people living in Kibera, the biggest slum in Nairobi, and the largest urban slum in whole Africa.

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People on Twitter seemed to agree with him

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There are currently 672 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kenya. 239 so far have recovered and 32 people in the country have died due to the virus.

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