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Oguna warns Kenyans against ignoring Covid-19 protocols

[Government Spokesperson Col. (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna. Photo/Ahmed Omar].

The government’s Spokesman Col. (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna has warned Kenyans of a possible fourth wave of Covid-19 as people keep on ignoring the protocols set by the Ministry of Health to safeguard against Coronavirus.

Oguna said that people should be vigilant and take all the laid down measures if they want to see the end of the virus.

Oguna was speaking in Mombasa when he witnessed the fourth day of the countrywide Covid-19 sensitisation campaign sponsored by the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs.

“As a government, we will keep on reminding the people that Corona is still around and many are losing their lives, let’s not rubbish the existence of this disease if we want to live our normal life like we used to,” said Oguna.

He mentioned the significance of the campaign which is to educate and make the public aware on how to deal and protect themselves from the pandemic by maintaining social distance in public, avoiding crowded areas, sanitizing, washing hands regularly and wearing of face masks while in public places.

The Spokesperson added that the campaign will help clear the myths and misconceptions about the covid-19 virus vaccine which every individual is encouraged to get vaccinated in case they have not yet.

Worrying statistics

On Monday, Mombasa County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo said that Coronavirus infections are now at 12,000 people. Those that have recovered from the virus are 10,191 while 365 people have succumbed to the disease.

A total of 35,911 have so far been vaccinated. On a daily basis, at least 30 people are getting infected with the virus.

“If we won’t take this disease seriously, the infection cases might rise,” warned Commissioner Kitiyo.

In the county, a raft of measures has been introduced by the county’s Covid-19 sensitization committee.

This include; decongesting the Likoni ferry crossing channel and commuters to use the Liwatoni Bridge which operates from 5am to 8am and from 4pm to 8pm daily.