Kenya: Phases of the COVID-19 Pandemic - Containing the Spread and Reducing the Impact

In December 2019, a new strain of coronavirus – now COVID-19 – originating from Wuhan City, China was discovered. COVID-19 infections have since spread all over the world. Stretching of medical and health resources, economic shocks, social upheavals, and insecurity will become the inevitable consequences of this pandemic that may disproportionately affect poorer nations especially in the global south. Many vulnerable countries, Kenya included, may not be sufficiently prepared. They should understand the various phases of COVID-19 in order to respond effectively with the limited resources in hand.