This past Sunday at Uhuru Park in downtown Nairobi, it was life as usual.
Kids took rides on horses and camels. Families and lovers shared paddle boats in the lake at the center of the park.
Alice Nyambura and Lucy Wahu, both college sophomores, sat on the grass watching the boats. The sun was shining; the lily pads blooming. They had come here to get their minds off the pandemic.
"I don't think there is anything like corona," Nyambura said.
"It is there," Wahu corrected her. "But I think they are exaggerating the numbers."