Following the directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta to have all schools closed after cases of Coronavirus emerged in the Country, the attention of parents now shifts to secure their children who are back home with the corona virus cases disrupting the school program.
This with the government ordering the immediate shutdown of all schools, in a bid to contain the virus that has now killed at least 5,700 people and infected more than 152,000 people around the world. Learners across the country today were ferried back home with a huge number arriving in Nairobi at Uhuru Park.
The students who arrived at the recreational park at intervals were first required to sanitize their hands as they stepped out of the buses. With the government clearly stipulating the measures that need to be put in place to make sure that Kenyans are safe, parents now have a task to make sure that their children are safe.
The question remains how safe and disciplined will both the parents and the learners be to make sure that they are not exposed to the virus.
Meanwhile, a spot check on the public transport system by HOPE FM has revealed that a majority of the Public Service Vehicles still lack of sanitizers to help their clients keep the novel coronavirus virus at bay.
According to the matatu Operators the prices of the commodity has been hiked with some of them resorting to use other disinfectants such as methylated spirit and detergents to sanitize hands of the passengers.
By yesterday, most PSV operators had not put in place the necessary measures, exposing passengers to the threat of the deadly respiratory coronavirus.
Yesterday the Cabinet Secretary in charge of Transport James Macharia urged those in the sector to exercise extra caution since they are at the center of the campaign against the virus.