Travelling passengers to enter details in a new app that will keep track of their temperature

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Friday announced the introductionof a new mobile application that will help in tracing travelling passengers.

While giving the daily Covid-19 update, Kagwe said theapplication will go a long way in reducing crowding at the airport.

“To avoidcrowding at airports we are introducing a mobile app to enable passengers fillin their details online,” he said.

According to DrKoki Mutua, Director of Public Health, all passengers will be given a link bytheir respective airlines and once they fill in the details they will be givena QR code.

They will thenpresent the code at the health desk at the airport where they will be screenedand their temperature will be recorded.

The individualswill be required to submit daily readings of their temperature for 14 days.

On the resumption of international travel, Kagwe said manywill be inconvenienced but it is for their own good.

He stressed that travel protocols will constantly change andthey will be based on risk assessment.

“Internationaltravel commences tomorrow; I apologize in advance for any inconveniences thatwill be experienced as we begin our new normal,” he said.

CS Kagwe also thanked Muslims for adhering to the healthguidelines as they marked Idd-ul-Adha.

Due to the pandemic, many had to celebrate the feast athome, unlike previous years when they would make merry with friends and family.

The countryrecorded 723 new positive cases taking the cumulative number to 303,959.

Unfortunately, 16patients succumbed to the virus and Kagwe said even young people are losingtheir lives to Covid-19.

On a more positivenote, there were 44 recoveries, taking the total number of recoveries to 8165.

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