9 more people have tested positive for Coronavirus bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 234 – President Uhuru Kenyatta.
11 have unfortunately succumbed while 53 have recovered.
In the last 24 hours; 704 tests have been conducted, Of the 9 persons age range is from 2 years to 69 years.
President Uhuru Kenyatta;
Nearly one thousand are still in quarantine, and 156 in isolation facilities.
“I want to thank our health workers for their dedication and selflessness in responding to this Coronavirus pandemic”, President Kenyatta.
President Uhuru Kenyatta; I have directed the Ministry of Health Kenya and Public Service Commission to develop welfare a package to cushion frontline health workers.
President Kenyatta salutes our law enforcement officers. He urges us not to breach the set regulations because such acts further endanger the lives of fellow Kenyans. Those assisting in breaching regulations will be met with the strongest of sanctions.
President Kenyatta says police officer that breaches the law while implementing the measures to curb #COVID19 spread will be met by the harshest of sanctions.
President Kenyatta says testing ability has gone up. This week, the Ministry of Health Kenya received testing reagents which will assist in testing wider areas.
“To further cushion vulnerable Kenyans, we have identified needy households in Nairobi who will be the initial beneficiaries of the government stipend. Our vulnerable Kenyans will also be part of the government stipend to cushion them at this difficult time”, President Kenyatta.
The Adopt a Needy family program is in place by Kenyans for Kenyans. This shows the deep values that we as Kenyans hold towards each other. We applaud such initiatives and encourage others to look out for fellow brothers and sisters.
To ensure donations are distributed in a safe manner, the Kenya #COVID19 emergency response fund together with relevant security agencies will coordinated these initiative. This fund should be responsive, & must not be encumbered by bureaucracy.
President Kenyatta asks parliament to consider the legislative proposals in the house towards economic relief.
Efforts by our Government will be complemented by our partners across the globe as we discuss suspension of debt for a period so we can be able to put more resources towards combating this pandemic. We are grateful for such initiatives. – President Kenyatta.
President Kenyatta asks each and everyone Kenyan to join him in this critical period to protect our families, communities and country.
“I am glad to note that in the short time the Kenya #COVID19 emergency response fund has been in place, we are on our way towards realizing contributions amounting to 1B. I thank all Kenyans and organizations for their generosity”, President Kenyatta.
President Uhuru Kenyatta: If we did not take strong measures, the damage to our country and economy would have been far worse. Your compliance in hygiene advisories and social distancing are protecting other Kenyans.
President Uhuru Kenyatta; “Your compliance in hygiene advisories & social distancing are protecting other Kenyans.”
President Uhuru Kenyatta; Your compliance fellow Kenyans, with distancing, wearing of masks, the hygiene advisories, these small and basic actions are protecting other Kenyans, and even your own families.
President Uhuru Kenyatta:
Let us respect our elderly, our grandmothers and grandfathers because they are vulnerable to this disease.
Let us show our care for them by doing what our medical experts are advising.
“Coronavirus is not a respecter of age, of status, of ethnicity or race: we have even seen leaders of countries get infected and had to seek serious medical attention,” President Uhuru Kenyatta.
President Uhuru Kenyatta;
We applaud the students at Kenyatta University for developing a prototype of an inexpensive ventilator for use in our local hospitals.
Other universities & technical institutions are also making remarkable progress in the local manufacture of medical technologies & equipment in support of medical & public health needs that have arisen from COVID-19.