City Hall set to conduct air fumigation in Nairobi over Coronavirus

Precautionary measures in Nairobi

File image of a fumigation process. City Hall to conduct air fumigation over Coronavirus - Nairobi Public Health director Wilson Lang'at

City Hall will conduct a fumigation process around the city, Nairobi County Public Health Director Wilson Lang'at announced on Tuesday.

Speaking during a presser where Health CEC Hitan Majevdia updated residents on the administration's preparedness to deal with the global Coronavirus outbreak, Mr Lang'at revealed that the Ministry of Health will provide the implements needed for the exercise.

He added that air fumigation will also ensure street families are protected against contracting the disease.

"To ensure that street families and street children are safe, we are intending to do air fumigation around, we are going to mount the fumigators on our vehicles so that the surroundings can be fumigated. That will be done as from tomorrow because we have asked the Ministry to provide us with one of the machines that will be in use," Mr Lang'at stated.

3,500 trained personnel to handle Covid-19 in Nairobi

Minister Majevdia assured Nairobi residents that City Hall operations are continuing as normal, cautioning those who will visit the institution to ensure that they use the sanitizer gel provided at the entrances.

"Sanitizers have been provided at the entrances of each building and every person coming in is required to sanitize...to minimize crowding in the offices clients are advised to use online services," he stated.

He further assured residents that health officers have been trained, "80 at Mbagathi Hospital, 112 at Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital, 60 at Pangani and 38 at Mutuini Hospital with 100 additional medics undergoing training at Pumwani Hospital and SCC hospital" within the city.

CEC Majvedia announced that by the end of Wednesday this week, 3,500 health personnel in both faith-based and public facilities will have been trained on how to handle potential Coronavirus infections.

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