Kenya has today reported 0 new Covid-19 cases out of total of 8,391 samples that were tested in the last 24 years, bringing the total number of cases to the same number it was in 2020. This is in line with the government’s New Year Resolution that there will be no new Covid-19 cases in the country in the year 2021.
Speaking at the Ministry of Health headquarters, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that it was a good thing that Covid-19 is a thing of the past, and Kenyans can now focus on starting a new year with no baggage from 2020. He also announced the recovery of 18,000 people from the home-based care program, bringing the total number of active cases to zero.
“It is a great milestone we have accomplished in the first day of 2021 and this is the spirit that we will carry through the year. We are doing away with all negativity and anything that does not align to a healthy Kenya. To a new Kenya!”
The CS also said that Kenyans now have the opportunity to move forward and forget some things that happened in 2020, such as Covid millionaires, NHIF and loss of PPEs.
Kenya now joins its East African neighbor Tanzania which through sheer determination and goodwill, managed to record zero Covid-19 cases for the better part of 2020.