Police surprised to find sanitisers in tomato sauce bottles during crackdown

By Vincent Kejitan | Saturday, Mar 21st 2020 at 13:53
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Police officers conducting inspection on PSVs along the Lanet-Ndondori road were on Friday surprised to find hand-sanitisers in tomato sauce bottles.

The exercise was aimed at enforcing proper hygiene in PSVs and although a good number of matatu conductors had taken the initiative of ensuring passengers washed their hands before boarding, others seemed to take the matter lightly.

According Bahati Sub-county Deputy Police Commander Francis Mwangi, around 80 vehicles were impounded although the drivers and conductors were not arrested.

They were educated on the importance of proper hygiene in PSVs as part of fighting the spread of Coronavirus in the country.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced a number of changes to public transport on Friday saying congestion should be avoided at all costs.

While addressing the public, Kagwe said that from now henceforth, 14-seater matatus will only carry eight passengers.

25-seater matatus will carry a maximum of 15 passengers while 30-seater and above should only have a maximum of 60% of their total capacity.

This will also apply to the Standard Gauge Railway trains.

Further, companies have been asked to let their non-critical employees to work from, operating with a lean team onsite.

Those who suspect they might have been exposed to COVID-19 have been asked to self-quarantine and get in touch with health officials who will then take it up from there.

So far, Kenya has reported seven cases of the Coronavirus but the government has warned that the cases might go higher if people fail to observe the conditions that have been set.

A number of churches this week announced that they will not have any services on Sunday, opting to deliver the teachings online.

Although some of their doors will be open, there will be strict adherence to the 1.5m spacing between their congregants in case they want to use the premises for prayer.

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