Governor Lee Kinyanjui has directed all Technical and Vocational Education and Training institutions in Nakuru County to start mass production of face masks.
The masks will be distributed to low-income earners and other vulnerable groups as public health and infection prevention and control measure against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We thank Nakuru County residents for heeding to the directive to wear masks while in public places,” the Governor applauded.
He added that the masks will only be fully effective if used alongside other measures such as social distancing and washing hands.
All Principals, Deputy Principals and Instructors from various TVETs across the county were today sensitized on World Health Organizations standards on personal protective equipment.
Public Health CO Mr Samuel King’ori said the production of the masks will not only provide the much-needed protection but will also support livelihoods across the County.
“The institutions’ heads will work alongside public health officers to ensure that all measures against COVID-19 are followed during the production exercise,” he stated.
He added that the masks will be subject to tests as per the Kenya Bureau of Standards guidelines before releasing to the public.
Two people who were on 3 weeks quarantine at the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital have been cured of COVID-19 and released for further 14 days self-isolation in respective homes.