Deputy President William Ruto has appealed to Kenyans to fully abide by the health and safety guidelines provided by the government in containing the spread of Coronavirus in the country.
Ruto, in his Thursday public address revealed why he has not been together with President Uhuru Kenyatta since the outbreak of the disease in March this year.
Ruto said it has been so hard for the public servant to work together since they are practicing social distancing.
“We have been been consulting with the President everyday and as government we are working towards ensuring we win the fight against Covid-19,” he said.
He noted the government has invested on video and teleconferencing so that government operations are not completely halted.
“In preparation for the escalation of numbers, the government has facelifted various hospitals countrywide to deal with the disease,” noted the DP.
Coronavirus has so far claimed 6 lives in the country.
The numbers stand at 179 confirmed cases as at Wednesday according to the Ministry oh health.
The government has so far tested over 5,000 Kenyans.
The government has expressed its concern over the number of youthful generation trapped into the coronavirus curve.
“The disease has changed our life styles and greatly affected the economy of the country, but we have to fight in unison,”noted the Deputy President.
The DP said the government is working with the World Health Organisation and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention for approval of rapid diagnostic kits manufactured locally by KEMRI to scale up Kenya’s testing capacity.