A Kenyan man hooks PA system to his motorbike to sensitize residents about coronavirus

The Ministry of Health has advised Kenyans to limit their social interactions and seek medical attention if they exhibit any symptoms that may point to a possible infection.

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In Brief

– He has fashioned his motorbike into a moving billboard complete with a public address system. Every day, he leaves his house and hits the street corners making stop-overs every so often to sensitize the people.

A Kenyan man from Bungoma has warmed the hearts of many Kenyans by his gallant gesture to sensitize people about the deadly coronavirus.

The middle-aged Polycarp Wafula, a volunteer blessed with a booming voice, is on the front line in the battle against the spread of the coronavirus.

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He has fashioned his motorbike into a moving billboard complete with a public address system.

Every day, he leaves his house and hits the street corners making stop-overs every so often to sensitize the people.

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“Coronavirus inapatikana sana kwa mikono wakati mtu anapiga chafya, ndio maana serikali imepiga marufuku mikutano (please wash your hands because its the main way in which the virus is spread),” He says

At the same time, Wafula had advised parents against buying their children shareable toys such as whistles and balloons.

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He argued that toys such as balloons and whistles will spread the virus from one child to the other when they are swapped.

Kenya has confirmed seven cases of the Covid-19 infection amid calls to Kenyans to be extra vigilant.

The Ministry of Health has advised Kenyans to limit their social interactions and seek medical attention if they exhibit any symptoms that may point to a possible infection.


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