Uhuru’s Order On Coronavirus: Does Kenya Have The Virus Or Is It Preparation For A Soft landing?

By Virginia Mwangi / Published February 28, 2020 | 2:24 pm



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President Uhuru Kenyatta has bowed to pressure on calls for him to act on the coronavirus and substituted a committee through a statement issued today, 28th February 2020, at State House in Nairobi.

President Uhuru noted that the Coronavirus Outbreak has manifested internationally across multiple continents with escalating numbers of new cases reported in different, isolated countries and through varied travel mediums.

The President has noted that there is a significant threat arising from the potential spread of the coronavirus to Kenya from Countries that have new and ongoing outbreaks of the pneumatic disease.

President Uhuru has noted that it is only prudent that a framework be established to upscale and co-ordinate Kenya’s preparedness and national response to the coronavirus threat upon which he has ordered for the following:

  • A national isolation and treatment facility be completed at the Mbagathi Hospital to be completed and ready to receive patients within the next 7 days from today.
  • Identification and preparation of isolation and treatment facilities in LEVEL 5 and Referral Hospitals across the Country be concluded by the 15th of March 22.
  • A National Emergency Response Committee on Coronavirus has been established.
  • That the Cabinet’s Ad-Hoc Committee on Health and the Inter-Ministerial Technical Committee on Government Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak are hereby subsumed into the National Emergency Response Committee and stand dissolved.

That the National Emergency Response Committee shall be constituted led as follows:

Chairperson

Cabinet Secretary for Health

Members

Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs

CS for Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development & Public

CS for Defence

CS for ICT, Innovation & Youth Affairs

Chairperson Health Committee, Council of Governors

Principal Secretary, Interior & Citizen services

Chief of Staff, Office of the President

Principal Administrative Secretary, Office of the President

Principal Secretary, Health

Principal Secretary, The National Treasury

Principal Secretary, Foreign Affairs

Principal Secretary, Transport

Principal Secretary Telecommunications & Broadcasting

Director-General, Media Services

Director-General of Kenya Civil Aviation Authority

Director, Immigration

Director of Medical Services, Kenya Defence Forces

Government Spokesperson

Secretariat

Director of Public Health

 

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