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Equity Bank continues giving out PPEs as Kenyans advised to observe Covid 19 protocols.

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Kisii Branch Equity Bank Manager, Robinson Mirieri with Kisii County Lands and Physical Planning Executive Committee Member, Dr Walter Okibo and other officials at Nyachwa mission Hospital handing over the PPES to the hospital .

By Gusii star Correspondent .

Kisii Kenya 21 Oct 2021.…….Kenyans have been called to go for Covid 19 vaccinations and continue observing the Ministry of Health’s guidelines to curb the spread of the pandemic.

Speaking after Equity Bank donated Personal Protective Equipment ( PPES) to Nyanchwa Mission hospital, Kisii Branch Equity Bank Manager, Robinson Mirieri said the vaccination will help reduce the effects of the disease in-case one is infected unlike when not inoculated.

He lauded President Uhuru Kenyatta for lifting the curfew and urged Kenyans to take personal responsibility to protect themselves and their families against the pandemic.

The lifting of the curfew will ease business. We were the first casualty of the pandemic. Our clients lost their livelihoods and jobs, which affected our business” Mirieri said.

About PPEs he said it will protect health care workers against contracting the disease and infecting their family members as the Bank is committed of ensuring that they continue giving out the PPEs.

The Bank, through Equity Group Foundation, has supplied the Equipment to Kisii Teaching and Referral hospital, Tabaka, Christamarriene and Nyanchwa Mission hospitals and will continue donating more with orders” Mirieri said, adding the bank has enough Equipment.

The Manager, accompanied by the Hospitals Board Chairman, Paul Kiage,Director Davison Obonyo and Kisii County Lands and Physical Planning Executive Committee Member, Dr Walter Okibo who represented CEC health noted the Equipment has helped reduce infections among health workers since the advent of the pandemic about two years ago.

Okibo said since Covid 19 it broke out,the county has recorded 2,801 positive cases of Covid adding, 151 health workers were infected and 170 succumbed to the pandemic.

The CEC added that the positivity rate of the pandemic in the county was less than five percent and urged Kenyans to brace for the fifth wave of the disease and embrace the government’s guidelines to prevent it.

“ The fifth wave is likely to occur next month and the country will experience increased cases of the disease after the curfew was lifted, I urge kisii residents to keenly observe the guidelines set by the ministry of health

He said 31,747 people have been vaccinated in the county and appealed to older persons, those with underlying conditions and those above 18 years to go to sub county vaccinated centres and get the jab to prevent the disease.

The CEC, urged Kenyans to shun rumors that the vaccine caused clotting of blood after two years and challenged perpetrators of such information to stop misleading Kenyans who want to be vaccinated to protect their lives.