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University Of Eldoret Embarks On Research For COVID-19 Cure

The University of Eldoret (UOE)  has embarked on a research to find out herbs that can cure COVID-19. 

According to the University's Vice Chancellors Prof.Teresa Akenga they have partnered with herbalists to come up with herbs that can treat coronavirus.

"We have started carrying out research with the herbalist to try and identify if there are any traditional medicines that can help treat coronavirus or can help alleviate the symptoms," said the University of Eldoret Vice Chancellor.

She spoke to the press in Eldoret town after flagging of donations of foodstuff to more than 300 vulnerable households in Kuinet, Kimumu and Moiben Sub-county as well as 300 bodaboda operators riders who will benefit from the university's CSR.

Prof. Akenga reiterated that herbalist play a crucial role in research therefore the need for their inclusion in research.

"We hope that the research will be successful to help us alleviate COVID-19 which has claimed over twenty lives for good," she added.

The University of Eldoret VC further said they have embarked on mass production of soap to be distributed to the locals. 

"We have started mass production of soaps with the aim of improving hygiene of locals to prevent further spread of coronavirus. The soaps will be distributed free of charge to the locals neighbouring the university," Prof Akenga revealed.

She further called on Kenyans to follow the directives by the Ministry of Health to prevent further spread of the disease which has infected 465 Kenyans and claimed 24 lives.

"Let us ensure we wash our hands before and after every activity, put on facemasks, avoid overcrowded places, observe the one meter distancing rule and of possible stay at home to prevent further spread of COVID-19," Prof Akenga advised.  

She noted that coronavirus is not a joke and that Kenyans should follow the directives as advised for the country to be free from the disease.

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