By Caroline Wanjiru Muchiri
What began as a virus solely affecting residents of Wuhan, China in December 2019 has substantially spread and is now a global pandemic according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The virus commonly referred to as COVID-19 has had tragic consequences leaving people, in thousands, dead thousands infected. WHO is keeping tabs on the situation by providing a situational report. See the reported cases here.
In Kenya, the Ministry of Health continue to ardently conduct tests, treat and otherwise manage the impact of the virus. Additionally, the President outlined various actions to be taken during this crisis including controlled movement to and from the affected areas mainly metropolitan areas. Other recommended measures include social distancing, washing hands and staying home. These measures require social and behavioural changes from the people.
Below, we take note of various contributions by intellectual property during these times and particularly in influencing the people’s response to the crisis. These measures are mainly by private persons as IP is a private right.Continue reading