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NMS to conduct Mass covid-19 tests.

By Susan Njire

The Nairobi Metropolitan Services NMS has announced a second covid-19 Mass testing programme across all the sub-counties in the capital. In a statement NMS announced that the Mass testing would take place for two days beginning October 17 to October 18.

The General Mohammed Mbadi- led team also announced the venues where residents are expected to present themselves for the covid-19 test. The NMS listed Lang’ata, Mathare,Embakasi south,Starehe,kasarani,Roysambu,Makadara,Ruaraka, Dagoretti south, Embakasi East, Embakasi Central, Dagoretti North, Embakasi West and Westlands as the target areas.

“Nairobi metropolitan services NMS  will be conducting Mass covid-19 tests across all the sub-counties on October 17 and October 18, see posters updated to confirm your venue.
Remember to wash your hands with soap and running water, sanitize and observe social distance and all covid-19 regulations.” Reads NMS poster.

This comes after health experts expressed fears that Nairobi and Mombasa counties,Kenya’s initial covid-19 hotbeds, could be staring at a possible second wave of infections as the health ministry reports more cases and deaths.

According to Aga Khan university hospital which is one of the capital’s Private covid-19 centres. Nairobi and Mombasa are currently witnessing a second wave due to the spike in cases reported. The hospital said that there is an increased number of infections linked to virus spread in communities in Nairobi.

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