Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Mercy Mwangangi addressed the daily press briefing on Covid-19, announcing that confirmed cases of the virus in Kenya had risen to 179 after seven more cases were confirmed.
Mwangangi revealed that 305 samples had been tested in the past 24 hours, seven of which returned positive results.
Of the seven new cases, four are female and three are male.
All of the seven new cases are Kenyan citizens, with five from Nairobi, one from Mombasa and one from Uasin Gishu County.
She announced a new partnership with Safaricom that would see the government use hundreds of thousands of M-Pesa agents around the country for logistics and distribution.
“This disease has shown itself to be blind to our creed, our colour, our status, our age, or dare I say, our height,” she stated as she reiterated a call for a ‘one-for-all’ approach to combating the virus.
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