PSV operators were encouraged to continue investigating the protective measures of COVID-19 – KBC


Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia has warned public service vehicles against carrying passengers in full capacity saying social exclusion must be taken into account.

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Macharia said the COVID-19 threat was still alive and urged PSV operators to adhere to the Ministry of Health’s regulations aimed at preventing the spread of the virus.

He spoke at the ACK Memorial School in Gatanga where he was the guest of honor at the opening of the new classroom.

“We have not yet emerged from the threat posed by COVID-19 and we therefore call on public service vehicles to respect the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health. .

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Macharia noted that only trains and planes of Madaraka are allowed to carry at full capacity, saying that railway stations and airports have strictly adhered to safety measures to ensure passengers pass inspections before being allowed to board.

CS further commended the road projects that the government is implementing in the central region saying many projects are scheduled to be completed this year.

The Governor of Murang’a Mwangi of Iria who accompanied Macharia urged Kenyans to be extra vigilant saying COVID-19 is still a major concern.

The Governor noted that despite the President’s lifting of the ceasefire in five counties, it does not mean that the level of COVID-19 in the country has dropped.

“Removing the end of the movement was one way to help revive the country’s economy. This does not mean that people should stop following the guidelines, ”he added.

At the same time the governor revealed that the county administration in collaboration with local churches will begin a program to seek out and help people who have been affected by mental health.

Wa Iria found that due to COVID-19, some people were psychologically affected and many lost their lives.

“Some of our people became depressed after their jobs and businesses were ruined by the impact of COVID-19. We have agreed with the church to start a program to find these people from the community and provide them with the necessary counseling support,” he added.

The plan, Wa Iria said, will be led by former NCCK secretary general Canon Peter Karanja and all local churches will be involved in the plan.

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