MultiChoice Kenya has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth KSh2.3 million to the Ministry of Health.
The video entertainment brand said that the donation is meant for people in high-risk areas and those at the frontline in support of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
“At MultiChoice Kenya, we recognize that co-operation and solidarity are important from each one of us at individual and collective levels alike. We, therefore, come here today, to commit our solemn support towards the COVID-19 pandemic fight in Kenya. Our support today comes in the form of Personal Protective Equipment constituting a total of 12,000 KN95 Face Masks and 2,000 Disposable Isolation Gowns – valued at Ksh. 2.3 million,” MultiChoice Kenya Managing Director, Nancy Matimu said.
Speaking while receiving the donation, Health Cabinet Secretary, Hon. Mutahi Kagwe applauded MultiChoice Kenya for the highly targeted and timely contribution.
“We are pleased to receive the PPE’s from MultiChoice Kenya, a brand that has operated in the country for 26 years and has Kenyans at heart, evidenced by initiatives such as this to support the underprivileged sections of the society.”
According to Kagwe, the rise in the number of confirmed cases and deaths in the country requires more strategic and long-term support from partners. This ultimately includes support even to the health workers, some of who have contracted the disease in the course of their life-saving work.
Wednesday, Kenya recorded 1,441 recoveries from coronavirus pushing the cumulative recoveries to 105,279.
On the other hand, the ministry recorded 965 new cases of the virus from a sample size of 7,311 bringing the total number of cases to 153,488 and the cumulative tests to 1,618,990.
21 deaths related to the virus brought the total fatalities to 2,540.
965 people have tested positive to the disease, from a sample size of 7,311 tested in the last 24 hours. Our positivity rate is at 13.2%. 907 are Kenyans while 58 are foreigners. 560 are males & 405 are females. The youngest is 3 month-old & the oldest 101 years.
— Ministry of Health (@MOH_Kenya) April 21, 2021