A man works out in an open space in Nairobi's Tena Estate as his colleagues look on, July 16, 2020. (Photo: China Daily)
Like all public spaces where people gather, fitness centers and gyms are some of the facilities that may fuel the spread of the coronavirus. With the government suspending all sports activities, many Kenyans have kept away from fitness centers, which have largely remained closed during the pandemic.
During the daily briefing by the government on Wednesday, Rashid Aman, Kenya's health chief administrative secretary, said re-opening sports activities in the country, particularly non-contact sports, is under consideration, four months after they were banned by the government over the coronavirus pandemic.
"We have opened up certain sectors of the economy and sports contributes to our economy and to the well-being of our people. We must do what we can to try and to get our sports system working again," Aman said.
Many Kenyans have been working around the pandemic restrictions to maintain their work-out regimes. In Nairobi's Tena Estate, residents have taken advantage of public spaces and open fields to carry out their workouts despite the pandemic.