Health CS Mutahi Kagwe says the Government has intensified surveillance across the borders to mitigate the new COVID-19 variant.
Kagwe says the variant is entirely different from the first one detected in Kenya and other parts of the world expressing concern that it could be circulating in the Country.
Speaking during a tour of the Narok county referral Hospital the CS said although the findings are preliminary health workers in all hospitals should be cautious incase such cases are detected in their Counties.
Kagwe called on Counties bordering other Countries to adhere to measures set by the Ministry of Health without fail to ensure the new variant is kept at bay.
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“As you have heard in both National and international press there is a new variance of COVID-19, Counties and the National Government should observe a high level of vigilance and surveillance to keep the disease away,” He said.
He thanked health workers countrywide for working against all odds during the COVID-19 period.
The CS is among a team sent by President Uhuru Kenyatta to inspect and ensure his legacy projects in Narok County are completed before his term expires.
He is accompanied by Foreign affairs CS Rachel Omamo and Energy CS Charles Keter.
CS Keter said the Government is working to improve electricity connectivity in Narok town which gets its supply from Nakuru, saying priority will be given to Narok referral Hospital.
“We are getting another line from Olkaria geothermal plant to increase the Narok electricity grid and make sure there is continuous supply to the Hospital,” Keter said.
CS Omamo congratulated the Narok County Government for employing more women as health workers at the referral Hospital, saying it’s a good indicator towards gender equality in Government departments.
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