Kwale County Executive Committee Member for Tourism and Enterprise Development Nassib Omar Nyahi today led a clean up exercise at Ibizza market in Ukunda.
This comes at a time when the county government of Kwale is taking strict measures in an effort to ensure that no cases of coronavirus infection are reported in the county.
The CEC member assured that the Department of Trade and Enterprise Development will work closely with all stakeholders to ensure all markets in Kwale are clean and hygienically safe.
With reported seven confirmed cases of coronavirus infections in Kenya, the county government of Kwale has heightened its efforts through the Department of Health to sensitize the people on measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Already staff training on coronavirus preparedness are taking place with health workers well equipped to deal with any cases of suspected infections.
At the Msambweni County Referral Hospital the training is conducted by Public Health experts to impart knowledge on the coronavirus to all frontline staff in the Health Department.
Even though Kwale county has not reported any case of COVID-19 infection, Msambweni County Referral Hospital is a focal point and, therefore, at risk of exposure because it receives patients from all the Sub Counties and neighboring Tanzania.
Kwale County Chief Officer for Health Dr. Juma Mbete has urged the public to avoid unnecessary panic and give out useful information to the department through the county COVID-19 hotline 0768 078 070.
Elsewhere the Kwale Water and Sewerage Company KWAWASCO has also made efforts to ensure that it complies with directives by the government on coronavirus by providing its staff and customers visiting its offices with hand sanitizers to help prevent possible spread of COVID-19 cases.