Funds are available, health workers will be paid – Mwangangi

June 2020 theStar; Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi has said that funds are available and that health workers will be paid

“We are happy to note that funds are available and health care workers will be paid and it is a process that should be happening going forward,” Mwangangi said.

Speaking during a press conference on Sunday, she urged county governments to continue supporting healthcare workers who are working to ensure this virus is stamped out.

She also stated that counties need to bear responsibility to ensure the country combats the coronavirus.

“We expect county governments to enhance testing capacity and surveillance and  deploy rapid response teams and health facilities need to be readied,” the CAS said,

Kenya on Sunday recorded 259 new cases of Covid-19, raising the country’s total number to 6,070, Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi has said.

This is out of 2,718 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of tests conducted so far is now 165,196.

All the cases are Kenyans except three who are foreigners.

The youngest is 8 month old infant while the oldest is 92-years-old.

As for recoveries, the country has witnessed 35 recoveries, with the total number of recoveries totaling to 1,971.

However, the country has lost two more people bringing the total number of deaths to 143.

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