Government Kicks off COVID-19 mass testing in Kawangware
Queue were witnessed in Kawangware area, Nairobi after the Government kicked off the COVID-19 mass testing in the area.
On Wednesday, Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi said mass testing is essential for tracking down cases with symptoms; identifying their household cluster and tracing people they’ve contacted & quarantining them until they are no longer infectious.
“Kawangware is an area under surveillance. We have identified markets as one of the areas of transmission. We will deploy surveillance team to different zones so to interact with public, ensure social distancing, show people correct ways of putting on masks,” she said
Reports indicate that so far, 14 people form Kawangware have contracted coronavirus.
Kenyans in the area turned up for the better part of Friday to be tested for the Pandemic.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.
The disease causes respiratory illness, like the flu with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing.
To protect yourself, you are required to wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your face, and avoid close contact (i.e maintain a social distance of 1 meter or 3 feet) with people.
The national government has also asked Kenyans to put on face masks because this will keep you safe in case an infected person sneezes or coughs beside you. Ensure you put on a face mask whenever in public transport , supermarkets and open-air markets.