News Categories: Health

17 Jul
By: NGPU 0

4000 traders receive Covid-19 protective gears from County Government

Nakuru County Government has distributed COVID-19 protective gears and sanitizers to 4000 traders in Afraha Annex market.

This is in line with Governor Lee Kinyanjui’s administration to support and give incentives to small-scale businesses, to mitigate the impacts of Covid-19.

Trade, Tourism and Cooperative Chief Officer Hussein Mohammed said the department will leverage on the recently signed Enterprise fund and the Cooperative Revolving Fund Bills to cushion small scale traders from adverse effects of Covid-19 pandemic.

“The cooperative Fund Act and the Enterprise Fund Act will provide affordable loans to SMEs and cooperatives hence facilitating their growth,” Hussein said

Speaking during the donation of Covid-19 protective gears and sanitizers to traders at Afraha annex, Hussein said the county is committed to curbing the spread of Covid-19 among the traders.

The officer said the county has started training traders on how to safely handle food and how to effectively use coronavirus protective gear.

At the event, traders thanked Governor Kinyanjui for his efforts to protect the county residents during these hard times of the pandemic.

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14 Jul
By: NGPU 0

Leaders trained on COVID-19 Islamic burial protocols

Muslim leaders in Nakuru County have undergone refresher training on COVID-19 Pandemic surveillance, prevention, and handling of the dead.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no cleaning (ghusl), shrouding (kaffan) and prayers for the dead (salat-ul Janazah) among Muslims to contain infections.

The over 60 Imams drawn from various Mosques were also trained on welfare and resource mobilization, home-based care, and psycho-socio support.

Public Health Services CO Mr Samuel King’ori said the County Government of Nakuru would continue to support the Muslim community during the COVID-19 Pandemic times.

“Burial ceremonies must only be conducted by volunteers trained and equipped with Personal Protective Equipment with no congregation at the burial site (farḍ al-kifāya),” he stated.

National Muslim COVID-19 Response Team chairman Professor Mohamed Karama thanked the County Government of Nakuru for the continued support towards the Muslim community.

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