In Summary

  • The main task of the team is to respond to the ongoing cholera transmission.
  • He said three people have died and 336 cholera-related cases reported since May this year.

The national government is pulling all stops to arrest the spread of cholera that has so far claimed three lives in Nairobi City County.

Director of Medical Services Jackson Kioko on Monday announced a raft of drastic measures that included cancelling all medical certificates for food handlers.

Mr Kioko also directed counties to ban food hawking and inspect all hotels in 21 days as he appointed a multi-sectoral task force to battle the outbreak.

The main task of the team is to respond to cholera cases.

INSPECTION

The task force includes experts from the Water and Irrigation ministry, UNHCR, Unicef, WHO, Red Cross and Amref.

Hotels have been banned from outsourcing food and those wishing to do so should notify the county health department 14 days in advance to allow inspection.

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