Mama mbogas instructed to stop chopping vegetables for clients

By Vincent Kejitan | Tuesday, Jun 16th 2020 at 14:04
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After a long day at work, a number of Kenyans pass by their mama mboga in the estate and order their favourite vegetables.

To save on time, many like their vegetables chopped to ensure they spend less time in the kitchen.

According to the Guidelines for business operations during COVID-19, this should have stopped when Coronavirus started spreading its tentacles in the country.

Apart from cleaning and disinfecting their stalls, mama mbogas were instructed to sell vegetables without chopping them to avoid contamination.

“Traders selling fresh food items such as vegetables should not chop them…these should be sold whole to avoid contamination,” reads the document.

On personal care and grooming, clients have also been instructed to wait outside the salon/shop until the hairdresser is ready to serve them.

Meanwhile, in the last 24 hours, Kenya tested 3,365 samples, out of which, 133 people have tested positive for the virus.

The cumulative number of tests conducted so far is now 118,701, and the total caseload in the country is 3,727.

In the latest instalment of cases announced by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe in Nyandarua, 33 more patients have been discharged from various centres, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,286.

Kagwe added that one person has died in the last one day to take the fatalities to 104.

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