18-10-2021 by redazione
It's being thought about in Kenya, too.
The Ministry of Health, in agreement with the Ministry of Interior and National Security, has started with prisons.
Starting today, relatives who want to enter prisons to visit relatives will have to show a certificate of vaccination, obviously double if it is not the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
This is therefore Kenya's first real Green Pass test for its citizens.
The decision, which was made at the same time as the vaccination process underway in the prisons, aims first of all to gradually eliminate possible outbreaks, which are at the base of the latest cases recorded in the country. In fact, from what is collected from the hospital facilities, the positives recorded in Kenya, in addition to the very few patients who turn to public and private facilities because they are sick, concern working or living environments where at the onset of a case, there are fears of the so-called "hotspots".
Yesterday saw the lowest percentage of positives over swabs since the count began in April 2020. Only 74 people revealed Covid-19 out of 3987 swabs, a rate of 1.9%.
Now from the prisons, the Government is thinking of applying the obligation of Green Pass (or tampon, of course) also for visits in public and private hospitals.
This solution, under consideration by many other nations in Africa, is seen as a decisive push to convince at least the upper-middle classes of the population, those who have business or interests that lead them to travel and enter places such as schools, public offices, courts and others, to receive the vaccine. All this in order to return to normal soon, to be able to ensure the recovery of all sectors including that of tourism that provides monetary income "cash" through the exchange of currencies and payments for individual services.
If the road to a mandatory Green Pass in a country like Kenya still seems far away and it may never become necessary to travel it, when the Covid-19 should slowly disappear, between herd immunity and increasing number of vaccinated, a sort of "pilot program" has officially begun.
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