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PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

'You save me, I save you, we defeat Covid'

Together we can defeat the virus if we all make an effort and care for each other, the CS said.

In Summary

• He asked the public to assume the person beside them is positive and if they get close they might get the virus

• He commended Embu county, which has established over 360 beds and an additional 18 ICU beds to manage Covid-19.

 

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the daily Covid-19 briefing on May 5.
SAVE EACH OTHER: Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the daily Covid-19 briefing on May 5.
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A

Health CS Kagwe has urged Kenyans to save each other from this virus as the numbers of positive cases go up by the day.

The CS was visiting Embu to asses the county’s preparedness to handle Covid-19. The county has recorded two positive cases that recovered. Twenty-one people are in quarantine.

Giving the daily Covid briefing in Embu, Kagwe said personal responsibility means saving yourself and saving another person.

You save me and I save you. That's called personal responsibility. If we agree, we are going to save each other ... family, friends and the public in general. 
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

"This disease is here with us. We must invest to fight the virus and take individual responsibility to save your child, your mother, your father, your friend. Let’s save each other.

"You save me, I save you. That is what is called personal responsibility. If we agree, we are going to save each other. Take the responsibility of saving your family, friends and the public in general. And by observing the containment measures we can do that," Kagwe said.

He asked people to assume that the person beside them is positive and if they approach them they might get the virus.

"Follow the measures  in place and we can save each other," Kagwe said.

The CS praised Embu county for establishihng more than 360 beds and an additional 18 ICU beds to manage Covid-19.

Kenya on Saturday recorded 688 new cases of Covid-19, raising the total confirmed cases to 12, 750, Kagwe said.

This is out of 4, 522 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The total samples tested is 38,163.

Of these cases, 425 are males and 263 are females with the youngest being a seven-year-old child and the oldest 95 years.

Kagwe said 457 people have recovered in the past day, 401 from home-based care while 56 were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 4,440.

The CS said the country has recorded three more deaths in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to  to 225.

Tana River on Saturday became the latest county to record a Covid-19 case, bringing to 44 the total number of counties with a virus case.

(Edited by V. Graham)