Germany donates two mobile labs to Kenya

In Summary

• Two of these labs they will enable Kenya to detect communicable diseases."

• Günther said Germany supports the training of health workers which will start next week.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe receives donations from German Ambassador to Kenya Annett Günthe at Afya House on May 20, 2020.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe receives donations from German Ambassador to Kenya Annett Günthe at Afya House on May 20, 2020.
Image: MERCY MUMO

Kenya has received two mobile laboratories from the German government.

"Our ability to succeed in dealing with this pandemic is in us working together," EAC CS Adan Mohammed said.

Speaking during a Covid-19 briefing on Wednesday, Mohammed thanked the German Embassy for their efforts.

 

"We shall use these at our borders in Namanga, Isibania among others. This will go along way," he said.

"Whether it will be drivers who will be benefiting from this or our health workers, we thank them for this."

German ambassador Annett Günther said that the labs will help increase Kenya's testing capacity.

"Covid-19 is a crisis that tests us on how we treat ourselves. We can only beat the pandemic when we work together," she said.

"Two of these labs they will enable Kenya to detect communicable diseases."

Günther said Germany supports the training of health workers which will start next week.

She sad that the new corporation of ILRI will now offer 800 tests per day.

 

"I hope that Kenya will overcome this crisis with little lives lost," she added.

Covid-19 cases crossed the 1,000 mark as Kenya recorded its highest jump with 66 new cases, rising the numbers to 1,029, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said.

Kagwe said 64 of the new cases are Kenyans, while two are foreigners.

A total of 30 are from Mombasa, while 26 are from Nairobi.

Three of the new cases are in Kajiado.