The County Government of Nakuru has this morning received additional personal protective equipment against the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is part of a consignment procured from the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency by the Department of Health in a move to upscale COVID-19 pandemic preparedness.
The N95 respirator masks, face shields and gloves will be distributed to County COVID-19 isolation facilities at Nakuru Level 5 Hospital and Naivasha sub-County Referral Hospital.
Public Health CO Mr Samuel King’ori while receiving the consignment said training of various groups on the COVID-19 surveillance and prevention measures is underway in various sub-Counties.
KEMSA-Rift Valley regional manager Mr Daniel Mwangi said the County Government of Nakuru has a good working relationship with KEMSA and the same will extend in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
He added that other already procured equipment and pharmaceuticals will be delivered in a few days time. He urged Nakuru County residents to adhere to set guidelines.
The County Government of Nakuru has dedicated 0724 320 853 and 0722 337 018 for residents to report suspected COVID-19 cases.
According to the World Health Organization, people positive for COVID-19 may experience runny nose, sore throat, dry cough, fever and difficulty breathing in severe cases.
Experts have commended social distancing, regular handwashing, not touching the face (mouth, eyes, nose and ears) as the main precautionary measures to contracting the COVID-19.