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Mombasa residents warned of a spark of Covid-19 positive cases

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[Mombasa County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo. Photo/Ahmed Omar].

Mombasa County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo has urged area residents to strictly observe Covid-19 protocols to slow down the surging number of positivity cases.

Kitiyo who is also the co-chair of the County Covid-19 Response Committee warned that the number of positivity cases are expected to increase during the month of July and advised the residents to continue following Ministry of Health guidelines to contain the spread.

“The cooperation of the citizens and taking personal responsibility is crucial to our efforts to fight this disease,” said Kitiyo.

Kitiyo was speaking on Monday when he flagged off a sensitization public awareness campaign at the Treasury Square in Mombasa.

The one-week countrywide campaign has been organized by the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth affairs through the office of the Government Spokesperson.

Protocols

Kitiyo underscored the importance of regular washing of hands with soap or use of sanitizers, wearing of face masks in public places, social distancing and other protocols as outlined by the Ministry of Health.

“It is absolutely necessary for Mombasa residents and Kenyans to follow all the protocols to protect their lives and safeguard public health.

He warned those ignoring Covid-19 protocols including politicians that stern action will be taken against them saying there should be no room for complacency in the fight against the disease.

365 deaths

Kitiyo said so far the county has recorded 365 deaths as results of Covids-19 complications out of the 12,061 who tested positive.

“Those who have recovered are 10,191 and 35,911 have received covid-19 vaccine at various designated health facilities,” added the Administrator.

He thanked the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs for mounting the countrywide sensitisation campaign which he described as timely and that will go a long way in the efforts to curb the spread of deadly coronavirus disease.