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High-risk areas such as open markets, boda-boda sheds and town centres will benefit from hand-washing units and liquid soap courtesy of West Kenya Sugar towards COVID-19 fight.

The miller on Tuesday donated two hundred litres of liquid soap and fifteen hand washing units with 100-litre capacity, to help in the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Siaya County Governor Cornel Rasanga lauded the effort noting it would a long way in fighting the disease.

“…The company is doing a great job with its CSR efforts, this is visible to us as they provide these hand washing units and soap for our people to wash their hands frequently…” said Rasanga.

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The Ministry of Health has confirmed 11 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of those who have tested positive in the country to 374.

In the latest briefing by the Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman, the total number of recoveries now stands at 124 after 10 more people were discharged.

Of the 11 new cases, seven are from Nairobi and four from Mombasa.

Speaking at the function, West Kenya Sugar Company General Administrative Manager, Mr Dennis Adika reaffirmed the company’s commitment to helping communities in this difficult time of the pandemic.

“The hand washing units and liquid soap shall come in handy for all the residents of Siaya County as they shall be stationed at high-risk areas such as open markets, bodaboda sheds and town centres.”

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Some of hand washing units donated to Siaya Couty (PHOTO: Courtesy)

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