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NGPU 21/03/2020

Police to enforce anti-COVID-19 public health measures

By Ruth Magak

200 police officers have so far been trained by the Department of Health on the COVID-19 prevention and response.

Today’s training targeted officers from all police stations in Nakuru Town East sub-County, their traffic counterparts and station commanders.

Police officers are among the people at high risk of contracting the novel Coronavirus and the training equips them with personal preventive measures.

The police officers are also expected to enforce measures put in place by the national and county governments to curb the virus spread.

Governor Lee Kinyanjui has categorically stated that other measures will be applied in the unlikely event the Coronavirus hits Nakuru County.

Public Health CO Mr Samuel King’ori commended the police officers for their cooperation in risk assessment and management on the COVID-19 threat.

Mr King’ori said the County Government of Nakuru has lined up COVID-19 training sessions to various groups such as community health workers and volunteers.

He said the Department of Health will from Monday disinfected all public places such as markets, bus parks, gardens, walkways among other areas.

The County Government of Nakuru has dedicated 0724 320 853 and 0722 337 018 for residents to report suspected Covid-19 cases.

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