The government is set to begin mass testing for the coronavirus in Kenya following the arrival of sampling tubes from China.
While receiving the equipment at JKIA on Friday morning, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, said the government has received 200,000 sampling and testing tubes that are highly crucial for the mass testing exercise.
“These 200,000 sampling tubes are key to our ability to mass test Kenyans. Without these sampling tubes, we would not be able to start our mass testing, but with these tubes, we are now able to fast track,” said Kagwe.
accompanied by Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and James Macharia of Transport to receive the consignment of medical supplies from China.
The equipment received includes; 500,000 three-ply masks, 200,000 testing and sampling tubes, 4,000 shoe covers for use by frontline health workers, 300 static shoes used by doctors in theatres, 76,000 N95 masks and face visors.