The Kenyan Government has directed the ministry of education to work with all county governments to identify at least 20 boarding schools per county to be prepared for use as health facilities as part of Covid-19 preparedness. The facilities are to be well equipped, complete with all necessary facilities to handle COVID19 patients. This has been revealed by the Deputy President, Dr. William Ruto.
“The health ministry will work with governors to ensure it done as quickly as Possible,” says the DP.
“This pandemic poses an existential threat therefore every effort counts. This is no time for blame game. Let’s pull TOGETHER,” added the DP.
This comes even as the Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced 8 new cases of coronavirus disease on Monday. Then new development now brings the total number of those who have tested positive of COVID-19 in the country to 50.
“In the last twenty-four hours, we have tested 172 samples. Out of this number a total of Eighty Four (84) samples from quarantined guests have been analyzed,” reported the CS.
The CS warned Kenyans about fake news being circulated on a possibility of existence of a vaccine to COVID19. “There is a lot of information circulating about Coronavirus, it’s important to know what’s true and what’s not. We appeal to all Kenyans to embrace this fight against coronavirus as their own and avoid misinformation. Don’t believe the myth that a vaccine for COVID-19 is available,” warned the CS.
CS Kagwe has at the same time directed motor Cycle operators, commonly known as BodaBoda) to only carry one passenger so as to curtail spread of the virus. “Most of the new infections are coming from the community and all boda boda operators are advised only carry one passenger henceforth,” he ordered.
In other measures, Employers have now been directed to release all workers by 4pm without slashing their salaries. This is in order for the workers to operate within the set curfew times. The Council of governors are also to have joint communique with interior ministry on other raft of measures.
Nairobi continues to lead with cases of Coronavirus patients which now stand at 34. While, Kilifi and Mombasa have recorded 6 and 3 cases; respectively. Kwale and Kitui have one case each.
Of the 50 confirmed cases, 26 are Males while 24 are Female.
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