We do not cook Covid-19 numbers – CAS Mercy Mwangangi

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Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi speaking at Machakos Friday. The CAS said they are not cooking Covid-19 numbers. (Photo credit - Courtesy)

Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi has dismissed claims that the ministry of health has been cooking Covid-19 numbers. The CAS was speaking in Machakos during the issuance of cheques to 39 women groups from Machakos county under the women enterprise fund.

“People think when we say fellow Kenyans today we had 100 cases we are cooking numbers. That is not true. There are no numbers being manufactured. Covid is there, COVID is a reality.” CAS Mercy Mwangangi said.

“All countries in the world cannot be cooking numbers, France, UK, Italy, and South Africa are cooking as well? That cannot be the case.”

CAS Mercy Mwangangi urged residents not to drop guard and continue wearing masks, hand washing, and keeping a safe social distance.

“When we tell you to wear masks and I see people here hanging masks on their chins, masks are not necklaces. It is for covering the mouth and nose. Please wear masks it is very important. If I wear a mask you reduce the risk of corona transmission by over 80 percent. it is very important.” CAS Mercy Mwangangi reiterated.

Speaking at the function Transport CAS Wavinya Ndeti said the government is keen to reduce gender imbalance by providing financial support to Women to raise their earnings and reduce the gap in estimated earned incomes between men and women.

Also present at the function was Machakos Women Representative Joyce Kamene Kasimbi.

On Friday 11th September, 190 cases were reported bringing the total of COVID 19 cases in Kenya to 35,793. 395 recoveries were reported in 24 hours bringing the total to 22,442. 4 deaths were also reported in the same period.

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