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Village Market to Deploy Nurses to Check Customer Temperatures, with Referrals to MP Shah Hospital

Photo: Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. He yesterday announced the first confirmed case of Coronavirus in the Country. (Source/Star)

The Village Market is in the process of deploying nurses at all entry points to check temperatures of customers visiting the enterprise.

The market's management through a public statement said they want to ensure the safety of their customers as the first case of Coronavirus was announced yesterday.

The management said that those found with fevers after the check-ups will be referred to the MP Shah hospital for further examination.

"We have requested the presence of nurses at entry points to check the temperature of those entering the complex. Those with fever will be directed to MP Shah Hospital for further investigation," read the statement.

The management also said they have held a number of consultative sessions with medical experts to determine the different actions that they will need to take at the different stages of the development of the virus.

It added that they will hold educative sessions with the public, tenants and employees as well as display posters with World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines to answer some of the questions customers may have.

"Sanitizing liquid has also been purchased in bulk and will be available at all entry points into the complexfor your use. A supply of over 70% alcohol solution has been secured which will assist us in sanitizing all surfaces, bathrooms and common areas a number of times during the day," they said.

"We want you to shop at Village Market in confidence knowing that the following measures are being implemented or will be put in place in the next few days," the management added.

Yesterday, Tuskys Supermarket group CEO Dan Githua also issued a statement dispelling romours that supermarkets in the country plan to raise prices of commodities.

"We, therefore, wish to dispel any fears that commodity prices may be increased soon or worse still, that we can run out of essential commodities," Githua said.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe issued an advisory to the public to avoid overcrowded areas or those with large gatherings and observe a high level of sanitary hygiene.

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