Kenya adopts test-isolate-treat-trace mantra

Kenya adopts test-isolate-treat-trace mantra

20 April,2020

The ministry today announce that they they have been making progress with the test-isolate-treat-trace approach that has been adopted the world over in fighting the Corona virus disease. The announcement was made as the country recorded 11 more positive cases raising the number to 281.

7 of these are from Bondeni Old Town in Mombasa and 4 foreign nationals from Ruaka, Nairobi. 5 are females and 6 males with ages between 11 and 80 years. From the 11 cases, 7 are from quarantine centres whike 4 were picked by the surveillance teams around the country.

The health CS also announced that 2 more patients have recovered and discharged bringing the number of recoveries to 69. No deaths have been recorded.

He also stated that the Government will distribute 4,759 complete Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kits and 237,047 assorted components (Goggles, surgical masks, N95 masks, gloves, gowns, rubber boots, shoe covers etc) to health workers and at the same time revealing the Government has trained 30,000 healthcare workers with the aim of re-sensitizing 100,000 more in the next few weeks.

So far, 1000 Police Officers, have also been trained, particularly those manning roadblocks, 1000 National Youth Service (NYS) officers, 300 Prison Officers, and 53,000 Community Health Volunteers, using an online based module by Red Cross, AMREF and MoH.