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Coronavirus: Govt issues guidelines on protection of children

The state department for social protection has released a raft of measures that are meant to protect vulnerable children against the Coronavirus pandemic.

The measures include educating children on coronavirus such as how they can protect themselves from it and their online safety.

Turkana County Children Officer Julius Yator said the messages are also meant to ensure that parents and caregivers have sufficient information on how to handle their children as well as how government officers should handle street-connected children and those in refugee camps like Kakuma.

“We have emphasised the need for handwashing with soap, also telling children that it is safe to play with their siblings while indoors as well as helping them deal with misinformation about the COVID-19 disease by discussing what they read and hear with their parents,” said Yator.

Yator underscored the need for parents and caregivers to supervise what their children access online adding there is a need to limit the children online time.

He added the ministry has also provided guidelines regarding how charitable children institutions can send the young persons to their home or arranging to be independent.

In Other News – Covid-19 cases rise to 184 as 5 more test positive

Five more patients have tested positive for Coronavirus disease bringing the total number in the country to 184.

308 samples have been tested in the last 24 hours out of which the five, three Kenyans and two are foreigners tested positive.

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One of the five cases is from quarantine while the other four were picked by our surveillance team. read more

Source – KBC

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