The Invisible Enemy: A Fight not of Guns but of an Unseen Foe


Is this the end of the world already? Since the start of the coronavirus in China, the whole world is crying. The virus has affected many sectors of the world and has claimed thousands of lives. As days go by, the virus is growing bigger and bigger and with the lack of a vaccine, it seems there is still no light at the end of the tunnel. This is the invisible enemy.

The coronavirus has encroached most of the countries of the world. Among them is Kenya. The country has recorded over 10000 cases of coronavirus and hundreds of deaths. However, the president relaxed measures but it seems to be of no good for the country because the number of cases has grown bigger. Despite the virus affecting the academic year of 2020 and leaving people with no hope of returning to school, the health sector is also at risk.

That is the worst news ever. It is like fighting a soldier with no weapons. Can one win against a battalion when he is only one?

The Invisible Enemy Encroaches the Health Sector

If it were possible, the virus should not have dared attack the health sector. How will doctors treat the patients when there are none left? Doreen Adisa, a doctor, is one of the health workers who died of coronavirus. This was such a piece of saddening news because many looked up to him and it is so unfair that the virus has to take everything away so fast.

She is the 1st doctor to die of the disease. Earlier this week, family members and her colleagues gathered at her home to bury her. The sister to Doreen was so sad as her colleagues were mourning in the loss of a good soldier. The worst part is that apart from Doreen dying from the virus, 2 nurses have also succumbed to the coronavirus.

Sheila Lugaliki, sister to the deceased, says:

“The best sister you can never ask for, she loved hard, she loved hard. It is not well, is not going to be well all I can say is that our flower is no longer there.”

Chibanzi Mwachonda’s View On Doreen’s Demise

He is the Deputy sec-general of the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacist, and Dentists Union.

He says:

“My heart is quite heavy I can say that. I think even the mood you have seen here; we’ve lost our colleague and for us, in these times and these circumstances she is what you call a fallen soldier. It is a battle for us.”

The Kenya Health Ministry says that more than 150 health workers have the virus. The government should assess the situation with a lot of seriousness and find proper ways of protecting health workers. As the president is relaxing the restrictive measures, he ought to take into consideration the rising number of cases.

It would be wise if he reversed the measures and tighten the restrictions. Maybe the rate of the spread of the virus would reduce.




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