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Kenyans urged to avoid processed foods, flavoured drinks

By Vincent Kejitan | July 31st 2020

Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman on Thursday urged Kenyans to avoid processed foods and focus on eating a balanced diet daily to boost immunity.

Speaking during the daily COVID-19 update, Dr Aman said most processed foods have high amounts of unhealthy fats that may leave one vulnerable to viruses and other ailments.

“I urge all of us to adopt healthy lifestyles by reducing consumption of highly refined processed foods, sweets, sugar-sweetened and flavored drinks or beverages which all have high amounts of unhealthy fats, sugar and salt,” he said.

Dr Aman said the famous combination of Ugali and Sukumawiki is good but additions such as omena and a fruit would go a long way in ensuring one has had a balanced diet.

Elsewhere, Transport CS James Macharia spoke on the resumption of International flights saying a number of measures had been put in place to ensure the safety of passengers.

Passengers from the following countries will be allowed into the country due to the fact that Covid-19 cases are on a decline; China, South Korea, Japan, Canada, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Switzerland, Rwanda, Uganda, Namibia and Morocco.

Also, those who arrive in the country past curfew hours will be allowed to proceed to their destinations provided they have a valid ticket and a valid boarding pass.

Their drivers will also be allowed to produce proof that they are from the airport.

Similarly, those whose flights will leave past curfew hours will be allowed to proceed to the airport provided they show valid documents.

This comes as the country announced 788 cases from 5521 samples that were tested in the past 24hours.

Out of the 788 cases, 475 are male while 313 are female.

On a positive note, there were 100 new recoveries, taking the national tally to 8121 but 14 deaths were also reported.

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