Anxiety as children in Mombasa gets Covid-19
In the light of the Covid 19 pandemic, how safe are your children at home? This is the problem and question, which continues after contracts the deadly coronavirus. Shockingly, no one has been supportive about their families.
"It's the first time we record a case of negative parents and positive children. We checked both our mommy and dad, but they did not, "said Khadija Shikely, Head of Health Region.
Currently, Dr. Shikely needs parents in Mombasa to be careful to keep them healthy indoors so they don't get the virus when playing outside their homes. "We have to insure the indoors are held for our babies.
Let's seek to keep them occupied and forbid them to go or play with other children around the house. Even in our own homes, we need a lockdown; this has happened. Those are negative days, "said Dr Shikely.
The parents in the county are still fearful that there is already an increase in illness as three children aged 5 to 9 years have been admitted to the Mombasa Covid 19 Insulation Clinic.
“I am now more cautious, I don’t allow my children to go out and play with others. They are always indoors. I keep them busy with toys and online learning but it is difficult and I am scared. But do I have a choice?” wondered Ruth who took her two children for coronavirus tests which turned out negative.
Ruth, 35, who works from home, says it has been difficult to keep the children indoors as they sneak out whenever she is busy. The county’s youngest coronavirus patient is a nine-month-old baby who is admitted with her mother to the TUM centre. “They are undergoing medication.
When the three children’s test came positive and their mother’s negative, she insisted she wouldn’t leave her youngsters alone. She has sacrificed herself, so we separated them in a cubicle from other patients,” Dr Shikely, said.
But to limit interactions in the ward marked as red zone, parents with infected children are separated from other Covid-19 patients. It is suspected that the three children contracted the virus while playing with other minors in Changamwe.
The county is conducting contact tracing to test all the children who played with the Covid-19 patients. The children were admitted to the facility on Tuesday.
Doctors said parents with Covid-19 positive children are considered positive because of their interactions with the patients. Speaking during an exclusive interview with the news room at the TUM Covid-19 centre, Dr Shikely said that in the wards, the positive children have been separated from adults. “We have a floor with cubicles that is used for children and their parents. We ensure they don’t interact with others,” Dr Shikely, added.
Already, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has warned Kenyans against believing that children are immune to the virus. Mr Kagwe said the myth that children cannot get the virus is false after the country reported its first six-month-old coronavirus patient.
The CS directed parents to follow certain protocols to protect their young ones against the virus including wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing in crowded areas which they visits and offices.
“If you have a baby then you should be very careful what you are doing because you can bring back the infection to the child. If you are the father, mother or sibling then you must take outmost care in terms of the behaviour patterns.
“If you are a young father, stay away, does not encourage any visitors. Let them stay in their houses for a change. They can come back when your baby has grown,” Mr Kagwe warned. Health Director-General Patrick Amoth urged parents to limit their children’s interaction with other people.
He also urged them to undertake infection prevention measures including hand washing, using sanitizers and wearing of face masks. “Most of the children tend to be asymptomatic and because children tend to play with other children they are potentially very good transmitters,” warned Dr Amoth. But in most estates in Mombasa, children are left roaming in the streets and others playing with their colleagues.
The novel of corona virus in Kenya
There are a variety of misconceptions, like how COVID-19 travels, how you can stay healthy and what you might do if you are worried about getting the viruses. There is a lot of confusion on coronavirus online.
Therefore, it is important to take care where you are seeking advice and information. The summary provides facts and suggestions on minimizing the risk of illness, on how you can remove your child from kindergarten, on whether it is appropriate to breastfeed pregnant mothers, and on steps to remove while flying.
The World Health Organization also has a helpful segment coping with some of the more important issues.
It is always best to stay up to date with the latest updates and news on transportation, schooling and other advice given by the national or regional authorities.
The spread of corona virus
The infectious agent is passed on by direct interaction with an accused individual’s breathing gout triggered by cough and sniffling and contacting virus-contaminated surfaces. COVID-19 can live for many hours on the water, but it can be destroyed by basic detergents.
The symptoms of coronavirus
Fever, cough and shortness of breath can be symptomatic. An infection may cause pneumonia or breathing difficulties in more severe cases. The illness may be deadly more seldom.
These signs are much more frequent than COVID-19, comparable to fever flu and cold. Therefore it is important to test if someone has COVID-19. It is important to note that the main preventive activities the similar – rubbing your hand frequently and protecting the face with cough or sneeze, chuck the tissue into a locked container. It should be noted that the most effective prevention steps are same. There is always a flu vaccine, so stay up to date with vaccines for yourself and your kids.
If cough or sneezing, respiratory symptoms are recommended to be protected by the use of a medical mask. When you do not have symptoms, there is no need to wear a mask.
When used, masks must be properly applied and disposed to remain useful and eliminate an increased risk of virus transmission.
The use of a mask alone is not enough to stop infections and should be combined with frequent washing of hands, tough sneezes and contact with anyone with symptoms of cold or flu.
This is a modern virus and we don't know how it affects children or people. We are aware that it is possible to infect people of all ages, but very few cases of COVID-19 among kids have been recorded so far.
The infection is lethal to chronically preexisting aged individuals, in extreme instances. Please take control of the health care program, and note that in the northern hemisphere, the flu season and signs of COVID-19, such as cough or fever, may be even more close to flu or cold.
Keep your kid up-to - date on vaccinations and defend your kids from certain pathogens and diseases. Continue to follow proper hands and procedures for breathing hygiene, including daily hand washing.
Like many respiratory illnesses like influenza, try early care if you or ones child knowledge symptoms and try to prevent them from spreading in public places, education and government transportation to others.
What to do if a family member displays symptoms
You will receive medical attention at an early stage whether you or your package has fatigue, cough or respiratory problems. Take the benefit of consulting a medical provider if you are in direct touch with someone with air infection who has been willing to fly from one of those places or have visited a city with COVID-19.
It is safer to continue a school for your child because your child has no signs, such as the flu, cough or some other alert or formal therapy on the school of your child until a public health recommendation or any appropriate medication or notification has been made.
Their hands and respiratory hygiene habits, such as regular hand washing and cough or sneeze with a bended elbow or cloth, encourage children to get good practice in school and elsewhere, and often dump the cloth in a closed tank without rubbing their lips, mouths or noses, because they have thoroughly cleaned faces.