COVID-19 Board donates 80,000 face masks in coastal region


COVID-19 Fund Board donates 80,000 face masks in coastal region

The COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund Board has donated 80,000 facemasks to be distributed to residents in the coastal region in a bid to combat Coronavirus.

KBC Radio_KICD Timetable

The reusable masks were handed over to the Coast Regional Commissioner (RC) John Elungata by Dr James Mwangi, a member of the COVID-19 Board, at Uhuru na Kazi building.

Elungata said the masks will be distributed free of charge to residents in informal settlements, people at market places and commuters at the Likoni ferry.

Also Read  President Kenyatta: We will continue deepening investments in youth programs

“The masks will be distributed across the coastal counties of Mombasa, Kwale and Lamu,” he said.

Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153

The RC said security agencies will continue enforcing the mandatory wearing of face masks while in public places to help reduce the spread of covid-19.

Also Read  Kenya’s COVID-19 infections hit 22,597 as 544 test positive 

He said the government will intensify awareness campaigns on the need for people to adhere to the directives on handwashing, social distancing and wearing facemasks in support of efforts to stop the spread of the disease.

Dr Mwangi said the Board has made the donations to send a clear message to Kenyans that wearing a facemask will help protect one from contracting the respiratory disease.

Also Read  More youth primed for Chief Administrative Secretaries appointments

He said the COVID-19 Fund Board is determined to help the government combat the deadly coronavirus pandemic by mobilizing resources.

Dr Mwangi who is also the Equity Bank Chief Executive Officer said the masks will be distributed to vulnerable people in the communities.


Tell Us What You Think