The Nakuru Department of Health has so far trained 200 police officers on COVID-19 prevention and response.
Saturday’s training targeted police officers from all the police stations in Nakuru Town East sub-County, their traffic counterparts and station commanders. The training was carried out at Nakuru’s Old Town Hall.
Police officers are among the people at high risk of contracting the novel Coronavirus and the training equips them with personal preventive measures.
The officers are also expected to enforce measures put in place by the national and county governments to curb the coronavirus spread.
Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has categorically stated that other measures will be applied in the unlikely event the Coronavirus hits Nakuru County.
Public Health CO Mr Samuel King’ori commended the police officers for their cooperation in risk assessment and management on the COVID-19 threat.
“The County Government of Nakuru has lined up COVID-19 training sessions to various groups such as community health workers and volunteers,” said Mr King’ori.
He added that the Department of Health will from Monday disinfect all public places such as markets, bus parks, gardens and walkways among other areas.
The County Government of Nakuru has dedicated 0724 320 853 and 0722 337 018 for residents to report suspected Covid-19 cases.