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Kajiado County Is Prepared For Coronavirus, Says Ole Lenku

How prepared are we to face Coronavirus head-on as a county

The coronavirus killed city residents at a rate of more than one per hour on Friday, according to the New York Post news just coming in.

This is happening as health officials from the Ministry of Health in Kenya, were seen on Saturday using handheld thermometers to screen citizens at random in parts of Nairobi.

They are testing them for their body temperatures. A fever or a rise in body temperature above normal is a symptom of the Covid-19 virus

In NYC on Friday between just 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., 14 people in New York City died from the virus, pushing the Big Apple’s total death toll to 43.

BELOW: People wait to enter a tent erected to test for the coronavirus disease at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn Saturday morning. Photo - Reuters.
BELOW: People wait to enter a tent erected to test for the coronavirus disease at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn Saturday morning. Photo – Reuters.

 

The toll had been 29 before Friday’s jumps in deaths. It was the first time that the city’s single-day toll had hit double digits.

And the city’s Health Commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot, warned New Yorkers that double-digit daily deaths may well become the new normal, at least for a time.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if we get to a day when we have double-digits new people dying every day,” she said at a City Hall press conference Friday afternoon.

During those eight hours of Friday, the city’s positive cases also climbed from 5,151 to 5,683.

At 1,750 Brooklyn has the most COVID-19 cases followed by 1,514 in Queens, 1,402 in Manhattan, 736 in the Bronx, and 285 in Staten Island. Authorities attribute at least part of the jump to increased testing capacity.

On Friday the Kenya government that is now crippling with seven cases of infection announced the country will be knowing its felt effect on Coronavirus in the next two weeks.

Around the time, it is expected that deaths would emerge or the virus would have been controlled and done with.

In Kajiado, where the first country’s index was discovered in Ongata Rongai, Governor Joseph Lenku still insists the county had done its part in establishing isolation centres to take care of any eventualities.

County Health CEC Member is also saying the county is working closely with Afya House is monitoring the situation, two weeks after the first case was reported from her county.

Meanwhile, Health Principal Secretary (PS), Susan Mochache March 19 met the Resource Mobilization Team of the Covid19Ke Taskforce to advance preparedness in terms of health commodities.

Medics conducting random screening for Covid-19 symptoms at National Archives, Nairobi on Saturday, March 21, 2020.
Medics conducting random screening for Covid-19 symptoms at National Archives, Nairobi on Saturday, March 21, 2020.

 

 

They explored strategies to ensure a consistent supply of Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs) for frontline health workers, laboratory sample collection kits and test kits.

The Multi-Agency Team is working alongside 11 other teams to ensure there are no gaps in handling the Covid19 situation in the country.

The PS has requested the public’s support in taking the necessary precautionary measures as guided by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation.

She has urged members of the public to help spread useful information and not fear.

 

 

 

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