AMREF Health Africa CEO’s Urge to Kenyans in The Wake of Covid19
African Medical and Research Foundation (Amref) Health Africa CEO has asked Kenyans to take necessary precautions to keep Coronavirus in the country at bay.
In a statement published at the company’s website, the CEO has cautioned Kenyans on the need to adhere on the government’s set regulations in this hard times citing that it might take five months before things normalize.
The government of Kenya has highly insisted on residents staying at home during this time, limiting movement strictly and to not leave their homes except to buy food, essentials and medicines. This is in a bid to curb the spread of the virus.
According to the CEO, anyone with plans for new project/business ought to rethink of its essentiality unless they are directly responding or beneficial to the pandemic.
Early today, 22 more coronavirus cases have been confirmed, bringing the national total to 81. Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said 13 of the new patients are male and nine are female.
The patients included 18 Kenyans, two Pakistani and two Cameroonian citizens; CS Kagwe said Wednesday afternoon during the daily coronavirus briefing.
The CEO further urged the Kenyan Citizens to stay indoors as requested as requested of them, citing an example of how animals hibernate during harsh conditions in a bid to survive.
Dr Gitahi joined Amref Health Africa on June 1, 2015. Until his appointment at Amref Health Africa, Dr Gitahi was the Vice President and Regional Director for Africa, Smile Train International, where he successfully established partnerships for long-term sustainability with various African governments.