Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe says the country has enhanced surveillance at its borders to control the spread of the new Covid-19 variant.
The CS noted that the variant is entirely different from the first one expressing concern that it could be circulating across the country.
Speaking during a tour to Narok county referral Hospital CS Kagwe said although the findings are preliminary health 0worjers in all health facilities should be cautious in case such cases are detected in their facilities.
Kagwe asked counties in the border regions to adhere to measures set by the Ministry of health without fail to ensure the new variant is kept at bay.
“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,” Kagwe said.
Kagwe also thanked health workers for working against all odds during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Kagwe is among the government officials sent by President Uhuru Kenyatta to inspect and ensure his legacy in projects in Narok County are completed before his term comes to an end.
On the tour, Kagwe was accompanied by Foreign Affairs CS Rachel Omamo and Energy CS Charles Keter.
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On his side, CS Keter noted that the State is working to improve electricity connectivity in Narok town noting that Narok referral hospital will be given first priority in the electricity connectivity.
“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.
While CS Omamo congratulated the Narok County Government for employing more women as health workers at the referral hospital, noting that the gesture was a good indicator towards achieving gender equality in government appointments.