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Pwani Oil reduces prices of soap, cooking oil in Coronavirus fight

By Vincent Kejitan | March 17th 2020

Pwani Oil on Tuesday announced that it had reduced the prices of some of its products by five percent.

The company stated that it had reduced the price of the Fresh Fri Garlic brand of oil which they believe has nutrients that can help in fighting viral infections.

The company’s Commercial Director Rajul Malde stated that the move was aimed at encouraging consumers to embrace preventive measures.

“As a business that cares for the well-being of our consumers, we are alive to the serious health challenge posed by the spread of the coronavirus globally,” he said.

Adding: “Our decision to lower prices on some of our products is informed by the need to encourage consumers to embrace preventive measures against the disease including healthy nutrient intake and personal hygiene.”

The prices of its soap products; Diva, Sawa and Detrex have been reduced to encourage handwashing among Kenyans.

Last week, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe the Kenyan lady who tested positive for Coronavirus had flown in from Ohio, USA, via London to Nairobi.

The patient has been isolated at Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi since, including 27 others she had been in contact with.

"The government has taken preventative measures and is monitoring the patient... who is stable," said CS Kagwe said on Friday.

The CS further asked people suffering from cough and sneeze and those with difficulty in breathing to stay at home, as a preventive measure to curb the spread of the disease.

Further, the government banned all public gatherings including crusade and interschool events as it monitors the situation.

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