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WHO boosts Mombasa anti-covid-19 campaign

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Mombasa’s anti-covid-19 campaign has been face-lifted after it received a total of six vehicles from the World Health Organisation.

The vehicles donated through The Frontier non governmental organisation will traverse all the six sub counties in a bid to create awareness to locals on the effects of Coronavirus virus.

The vehicles completely fitted with public address systems will be located in various parts of Mombasa County to ensure all Mombasa dwellers are well informed about Coronavirus.

Mombasa County Chief public health Officer Aisha Abubakar said though a bigger percentage of locals are aware of the virus, some are misinformed.

She said on board in each of the vehicles will be an official from the county health department and a driver.

“The health official will be mandated to educate residents on Coronavirus, respond to various health concerns from residents and advise residents accordingly on how to evade the deadly virus,” noted Abubakar.

She said regularly washing of hands, wearing face masks and keeping physical distance remain critical in containing the spread of the virus.

The county health official appealed to Mombasa residents fully adhere to all health measures so as to prevent further spread of the disease.

On his party The Frontier Organisation head Said Mabruk said the campaign aims at combating further spread of the virus.

According to Mr Mabruk, some of Mombasa dwellers are yet to believe that Coronavirus is real.

“We should not celebrate because of the current low Coronavirus positive cases recorded in Mombasa, we need a serious anti-coronavirus campaign at the grassroots level,” revealed Mr. Mabruk.

The awareness campaign targeting Likoni, Nyali, Kisauni, Jomvu, Changamwe and Mvita Sub Counties will involve the Mombsa County health department, The Frontier Organisation, MEWA among other stakeholders.