Coast Regional Commissioner (RC) John Elungata has reminded the public of the imperative necessity to respect the health measures put in place to slow down the spread of the third wave of Covid-19 virus.
Elungata said the Ministry of Health Covid-19 protocols such as social and physical distancing, washing hands often with soap and water, wearing facemasks, third quarter carrying capacity in all public service vehicles and other preventative measures are absolutely necessary in order to safeguard the public health.
Speaking in his office at Uhuru Na Kazi building while receiving hand sanitisers worth 5.6 million shillings from Raju Sign Patel, the CEO of Kibos Sugar Company based in Kisumu, Elungata said compliance with the health protocols will be monitored by the police to protect lives during the pandemic.
The regional administrator said the government is not letting down its guard stressing that there should be ‘no room for complacency in the fight against Covid-19’.
The RC noted that people need to abide by all the health guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health in a bid to break the cycle of infections and defeat the deadly disease.
Elungata said the relevant authorities would remain vigilant, to avert a scenario of a lockdown which was experienced last year in areas of old town within Mombasa Island.
He also reminded the public not to take their health lightly and to continue with good personal hygiene practices of regular hand washing and using sanitizers and seek medical attention if sick to avoid infecting others.
“Anybody traveling into Mombasa or coastal region the protocols are being observed and if you flout them the law will catch up with you, we do not want the Coast region to get back where it was last time, we want to remain at the lowest end of that trajectory, ” he said.
At the same time the RC lauded Kibos CEO Raju Sign Patel for the donation of 4000 boxes of hand sanitizer, which he said will help in the fight against the third wave of COVID-19.
The RC said the consignment of hand sanitizer which he said will be dispatched in the six Coastal counties for distribution with churches and mosques being included as beneficiaries.
On his part Kibos CEO Mr. Raju Sign Patel, urged Kenyans to adhere to the Ministry of Health Covid-19 protocols in order to stem down the spread of the deadly virus.
Mr. Patel urged able Kenyans and well-wishers to give out aid to vulnerable Kenyans in the country, owing to the tough economic challenges posed by the Covid-19 period.
“We have distributed over 600,000 thousands liters of hand sanitizers country wide since last year when the pandemic struck in Kenya,” said the Kibos sugar CEO.