Following President Uhuru Kenyatta’s address to the nation on Sunday, March 15, he identified the public transport sector as one of the conduits in which the coronavirus could spread, given the number of Kenyans use it daily.
Uhuru ordered that all PSVs should provide hand sanitizers to their customers and one Boda Boda guy identified as Mourice Otieno has launched a new strategy aimed at stemming any potential spread of coronavirus.
Mourice has mounted a jerry can behind his motorbike that is filled with hand sanitizer and went on to lay out strict rules before boarding his motorbike.
One must wash his or her hands before he riding on his motorbike and before payments. Maurice earned praise from netizens due to his bold move which is meant to combat the spread of the virus.
Based on what we know now, we believe the novel coronavirus virus spreads mainly from person to person among close contacts, which is defined as about six feet, through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
Some spread may happen by touching contaminated surfaces and then touching the eyes, nose, and mouth.