CS Kagwe Warns on Tougher Times Ahead as Cases Rise

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has warned the country to brace for tough times ahead as the Coronavirus patients rose to four.

Addressing members of the press, Kagwe said the fourth patient had travelled from London on March 8 and arrived in the country on March 9.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe. PHOTO: Courtesy

He also stated that Public Health officials were already tracking those who may have come in close contact with the victim.

Some 111 people have been tested for the novel virus in the country after being quarantined in the various facilities at Kemri, Mbagathi and Kenyatta National Hospital.

Addressing the issue of hand sanitizers’ prices shooting to the roof, CS Kagwe urged members of the public to use the basic water and soap for sanitization.

Additionally, the CS urged Ministry of Water to open the taps that had been closed due to unpaid bills.

Open the taps, the money will come later, this is a matter of life and death,” stated CS Mutahi Kagwe.

The Cabinet Secretary also said that cargo vessels and aircraft will be allowed in the country to provide goods but will be subjected to stringent hygiene practice at the points of entry.

He urged public facilities, restaurants and supermarkets would be closed down if Public Health officers find them flouting the basic hygiene standards.

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