While discussing whether there is a need to reinstate another lockdown or not, The Fatboy Show Presenter Sarah Apollo argued in favour of one, saying it would help curb the rising cases of Covid-19 in the country.
Last Thursday, the Ministry of Health, while addressing the press about the state of Covid-19, said that the country registered 2423 cases in 14 days with an average 173 cases being registered on a daily basis.
In Sarah’s opinion, instituting another lockdown would impact less since a lot of sectors would still remain operational.
“Where has the lockdown been implemented and in which sectors? I know the bars have been legally ‘closed’ and schools ‘shut down’ yet there are those that have been operating ever since. As for curfew: I think it has helped a lot of marriages where husbands have to be home by 7pm. Isn't that for our own good though?” She asked.
She went on to argue that lockdowns contain infection rates ;“Look at the medical bills presented to people infected with Covid, this is to say perhaps it's for our own good because not a lot of people can afford those bills.”
Lesham, the other Co-host on the show, objected that lockdowns favor a certain economic class of people whereas some people including boda boda cyclists and market vendors were hit badly by the closures.
“I think at this moment the Government needs to let people take a chance with their immune systems because they said they have done all they can to protect us and are going to let us free so we can go make money. We suffered enough during the lockdown and need to be left to make money, if we fall sick, we shall deal with it,” she said.
Olive Najjuma, also a Fatboy Show co-host, in response to Sarah’s statement on medical bills, argued that the low income earners were actually able to pay their bills in government hospitals, saying that it was only private hospitals that charged exorbitant amounts.
“Away from the bills, the current Omicron variant is not as lethal as previous variants and that has been proven scientifically,” Olive concluded.
The Fatboy show is hosted by James Onen aka Fatboy, Olive, Sarah and Lesham every weekday from 6am to 10am on RX Radio.