Corona Virus is quickly spreading across the globe in different countries.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe warns Kenyans that if coronavirus cases intensify a complete shutdown of the country is a possibility.
Each Kenyan must ensure that they wash their hands regularly with soap and water and maintain high standards of hygiene as recommended by the Government
Kenyans should restrict social interactions. The government is working on setting up free water points around the country.
The Ministry of Health and NYS team operating in slum areas, educating people and raising awareness about coronavirus.
Corona Virus Confirmed Cases
“One way to bring down the cost of sanitisers is by buying soap and washing your hands. The demand of sanitisers will go down…We are asking the Ministry of Water to understand in cases where bills have not been paid…to open those taps, we will deal with bills later,” said Mr Kagwe.
Kenya has joined a growing list of African countries that have confirmed corona virus cases. According to the latest data, 30 countries have confirmed cases.
Globally, over 6,000 people have died and thousands have been infected. The virus emanated from China’s Wuhan province.
Across the globe, major cities have shut down in order to reduce the spread of the deadly corona virus.
Schools across the world have been shut down, some bars and clubs also followed suit by shutting their doors, and some restaurants are confined to take-outs or delivery only.
Italy, one of the most affected countries, is approaching its first full week of a near-total shutdown while Spain is following suit.
Last weekend, they barred people from leaving their homes except to go to the grocery store or pharmacy.
French President Emmanuel Macron has ordered a complete shutdown of the country. For 15 days beginning Midday Tuesday, all non-essential trips or social contacts are banned. While issuing a warning that any violations will be “punished”.