Nairobi governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has said that all 85 wards within the County will be fumigated in an effort to wipe out a possible spread of coronavirus.
His latest move comes barely a day after the national government through the ministry of health announced a rapid increase of the disease to 50 individuals while hundreds are in 14 days quarantine.
Taking to his Facebook page, Sonko said that the County will undertake a mass exercise of disinfecting of public places, bus parks and other busy areas within Nairobi’s Central Business District.
“The fumigation exercise that will also take place in all 85 Wards is aimed at ensuring all necessary precautions with regard to COVID-19 are observed in Nairobi in order to control the spread of the disease,” he said.
The governor encouraged Nairobi residents to maintain high standards of hygiene and observe social distancing as a way of curtailing the spread of the deadly virus.
On Monday president Uhuru Kenyatta held a video conference meeting with 7 presidents of IGAD community to resolve on the way to formulate a regional response to Coronavirus pandemic.
Member states of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have agreed to forge a joint approach to curb the spread of Coronavirus disease.
The Heads of States of Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Sudan, Somalia and South Sudan discussed the challenges the region is facing in managing the global pandemic.
The leaders also agreed to intensify information sharing including tracking of infected persons.
Further, the Heads of State agreed to direct their relevant agencies to enhance cooperation in border control and management, with a view of ensuring safety along common borders and guarantee the movement of cargo.
While briefing his counterparts on the measures Kenya is taking to curtail the spread of the virus, President Kenyatta stated the country’s willingness to assist regional nations that may require its support saying, it is imperative for IGAD countries to forge a common front against the global pandemic.
“My administration will do whatever is within its power and capacity to extend any support that our brothers and sisters in our neighbouring countries might require,” President Kenyatta said.