Indian COVID-19 Variant in Kenya

The detection of the Indian COVID-19 variant in Kenya has left several people in limbo, especially at the time when most Kenyans were in relaxation mode, owing to the reduction of the COVID-19 cases in the country. It was business as usual for several people, trying to make ends meet and recover the lose they incurred last year. The economy was slowly opening up, students resumed physical learning, curfew hours ranged from 10:00 pm to 4:00am while lockdown in the affected counties, was lifted.



Just like the commonly known COVID-19 virus, the Indian variant is transmitted when cough and sneezing droplets of an infected person gets into contact with another person, through the nose, mouth or eyes.


Signs and symptoms

High temperatures

Persistent cough

Loss of taste and smell



Get vaccinated

Eat healthy food

Put on your face mask properly

Maintain social distancing when visiting crowded places

Sanitize your hands with alcohol-based sanitizer or wash them with soap and clean, running water

Avoid shaking hands


Kenya has recorded several cases of the Indian COVID-19 variant, over the past two months, with the number of infected patients increasing tremendously this week, and counties from the lake region being the most affected, after hosting the 58th Madaraka day celebration, on 1st of June.


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