So 63% Of You Are Supporting Nationwide 10 pm- 4 am Curfew.

So 63% Of You Are Supporting Nationwide 10 pm- 4 am Curfew.
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So 63% Of You Are Supporting Nationwide 10 pm- 4 am Curfew.

A new poll by Infotrak now shows that a majority of Kenyans support the measures revised by President Uhuru Kenyatta on May 1, 2021, to curb the spread of COVID-19.

According to the poll, 68% of Kenyans support the operating hours of eateries and bars while 31% do not and the remaining 1% are uncertain.

Infotrak also said 63% of Kenyans support the nationwide 10 pm to 4 am curfew while 36% do not and 1% do not know. Another 53% support the restrictions around places of worship.

The poll, which was conducted across the eight regions with 1200 respondents participating, also showed that 71% of Kenyans in need of medical attention visited public health facilities between the end of 2020 and mid–2021.

So 63% Of You Are Supporting Nationwide 10 pm- 4 am Curfew.

Of these, the survey, 48% said they were satisfied with the services they received; 51% of them noted an adequate number of medical staff, while 53% noted inadequate resources such as medical equipment and drugs.

The poll, which was released on Tuesday, revealed that 7 in 10 low-income earners visited public health facilities between the same period, as compared to only 2 in 5 high and middle-income earners.

About 3 in 10 Kenyans who sought medical attention between the end of 2020 and mid–2021 required treatment for pre-existing conditions; including 1 in 5 for Malaria and the same for respiratory diseases.

As far as the cost of healthcare goes, 2 in 5 Kenyans spend under Ksh.10,000 on healthcare annually for themselves and their extended families while 1 in 5 has health insurance covers.

About 2 in 5 Kenyans (44% of the respondents) are of the opinion that the nationwide COVID-19 infection rate is increasing while 31 disagree.

The poll said 2 in 5 Kenyans who contracted the coronavirus sought help from relatives and friends to pay for the cost of treatment, while 1 in 5 used their savings.

Another 1 in 5 said they have recently assisted people close to them to offset a medical bill for COVID-19 treatment.

The poll further added that it costs about Ksh.21,359 per day per patient to manage COVID-19 in hospitals for asymptomatic patients, Ksh.21,361 for those with mild symptoms, Ksh.24,705 for those with severe disease, and Ksh.51,684 for critical patients in ICUs.


Felicity Gitonga
Felicity Gitonga is the founder of Africa Business News. abn, freelance writer, journalist, and author with a passion for telling stories.

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