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COVID-19: Ruaka resident raises concerns to CAS Aman

By Fay Ngina | July 2nd 2020

A resident from Ruaka on Tuesday, July 1, raised concerns over how people in the area were disobeying directives put out by the government to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Speaking during the daily COVID-19 briefings at Afya House on Wednesday, Health CAS Rashid Aman narrated his encounter with the man.

CAS Aman recalled how the man sat outside his office for a while, waiting to see him after telling the guards and the receptionist that he wanted to talk to someone in leadership.

"I didn't have a chance to see this elderly gentleman before the brief, but when I went back, I called him in, and I spoke to him and asked him what had brought him to Afya House," said the CAS.

After he got the opportunity to speak to CAS Aman, the Ruaka resident raised concerns over how people in the area had disregarded containment measures, especially on transportation.

"He told me that what he is seeing there had worried him. He stated that people there have disregarded all containment measures and especially measures that touch on transportation and travel.

"He told me that matatus there are filing up passengers beyond capacity and he was very concerned because he was in one of those matatus with his wife," narrated CAS Aman.

CAS Aman applauded the man for raising the concerns and made an appeal to Kenyans to take personal responsibility while fighting COVID-19.

He announced 307 new cases, making it the highest number recorded ever to be reported in a single day. The total number of cases in Kenya now stands at 6,679.

The death toll also rose to 149 after one more patient succumbed to the disease. On a positive note, the CAS said 50 patients were discharged from various hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 2,089.

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