The Ministry of Health has advised Kenyans on measures they should take to avoid being infected by the widespread flu that has largely been witnessed among Nairobi residents.
The flu exhibits a plethora of symptoms ranging from a runny nose to sore throat and aching joints.
Speaking on Monday, MOH acting Director General Dr. Patrick Amoth prescribed that those who have already been infected by the flu or have flu-like symptoms should remain in their homes to avoid transmitting it to others.
“If you have flu-like symptoms please stay at home don’t go to work and expose other people because flu, common cold and Covid like other respiratory tract infections are highly transmissible,” said Dr. Amoth.
He further gave more ways one can prevent themselves from being infected by the flu.
“You have to keep warm and dress warmly to avoid triggering flu like situations, avoid crowded places and gatherings, keep hydrated and keep plenty amounts of fluids, exercise regularly, maintain hand and body hygiene,” advised Dr. Amoth.
Speaking at the same address, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that the government has reinstated the mandatory wearing of face masks in indoor settings as a containment measure to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
He said members of the public will now be required to wear face masks in confined places such as PSVs, aircraft, offices, supermarkets and places of worship.