Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi has raised concern over increasing Covid-19 numbers in Kilifi after 33 people tested positive for the corona virus on Saturday and urged residents not to loosen their efforts against fighting the pandemic.
The Governor said that the recent rise in numbers of infection is a worrying trend and it is a clear indication that people’s social response to the virus and ways of interaction have deteriorated, paving the way for the spread of the deadly virus.
He added that the fight against the disease has come a long way and urged Kilifi residents to strive and observe all the protocols so as not to lose the milestone achieved so far.
“While we are striving to revive our economy and resume normalcy, it is important not to let our guard down and dissolve all the milestones we have taken in fighting this virus, lest we stagnate our economic progress should we be forced to go on lockdown,” he said in a statement.
He said that as a County they will continue to take the responsibility of enforcing the guidelines set by the Ministry of Health to ensure they flatten the infection curve but it cannot won without cooperation from the people.
“I wish to remind you all that the Coronavirus pandemic is surmountable, only if we work together, listen and apply the regulations, guidelines and protocols issued by both levels of governments. We can only win this fight if we all decide to be responsible and play our part,” he added.
In a statement on Covid 19 update released by the Ministry of Health,Saturday, Kilifi County emerged number four out of the 47 counties that recorded the highest numbers of coronavirus cases raising an alarm to the people to observe the guidelines put in place to contain the virus in the County.
By Jackson Msanzu