WAR ON THE PANDEMIC

Mass testing will give clear Covid-19 figures — Osotsi

Says the government should allocate more money to Kemri to facilitate speedy and efficient mass testing.

In Summary

• The MP proposed that all the money allocated to other projects, including roads, be diverted to Covid-19 kitty.

• He said Kenya should act fast so that infections do not reach unmanageable levels, further crippling the economy.

ANC nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi in Mwibona ward
FIGHTING THE VIRUS: ANC nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi in Mwibona ward
Image: /MARTIN OMBIMA

The government has been urged to enhance mass testing capacity to get the real figures of those infected and stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi said the government should allocate more money to the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) to facilitate speedy and efficient mass testing.

He further proposed that all the money allocated to other projects, including roads, be diverted to the Covid-19 kitty.

“Asymptomatic people are still spreading the virus and only mass testing can give us the real figures of those infected and help flatten the curve,” the lawmaker told the Star on the phone.   

He said Kenya should act fast so that infections do not reach unmanageable levels, further crippling the economy.

Edited by A.N