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Conform to the ‘new normal’ to prevent Covid-19- Coast RC

[Coast Regional Commissioner John Elungata. Photo/Ahmed Omar].

Coast Regional Commissioner (RC) John Elungata has urged residents to conform to the new way of life and adhere to all health regulations to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus.

Elungata asked residents in Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Taita Taveta, Lamu and Tana River counties to support government efforts in curbing the spread of the disease.

He said Kwale and Kilifi counties should not let down their guard despite the two counties registering success in bringing down the number Covid-19 infections.


Elungata said there should be no room for complacency in the war against the pandemic adding that the relevant health authorities would remain vigilant.

He said the recent easing of the Coronavirus restrictions has allowed more people to get back to work and others resume their business activities giving them more opportunities to get out of their homes.

The administrator said people should slowly and cautiously resume their socio-economic activities in the wake of the easing of the Covid-19 restrictions which had created hardships.

“Easing of the Coronavirus restrictions does not mean that it is business as usual,” he said.

The RC said 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 disease.


Elungata said following the advice to stay at home, wearing face masks and washing hands regularly with soap would stop people from getting infected with the Coronavirus.

He said the easing of the Covid-19 restrictions will allow for the economy to function while the government maintains an aggressive response towards containing the virus.

Elungata further hinted that there is still stalemate on movement of trucks in and out of Tanzania at Lungalunga and Taveta borders and assured the government commitment to end the simmering dispute which was occasioned by Covid-19 pandemic.

He called upon truck drivers to be tested 48 hours before they begin their journey and carry with them Covid 19- free –certificate in order  to eliminate the possibility of truck drivers using fake documents to travel within the region.