Kenya Wildlife Services to keep parks open as precaution is taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19

March 21, 2020 / Comments (0)


Kenya National Parks and sanctuaries will remain open to welcome visitors and nature lovers.

KWS Director General Brig. John Waweru said in a statement that KWS has ensured the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene are met ensuring that visitors remain safe.

“Kenya Wildlife Service is taking a series of measures to curb the spread of the virus including providing customers and staff members with a clean and safe environment by upholding the requisite hygiene measures and maintaining adequate contact distance as guided by the Ministry of Health,”.

He assured the public that KWS staff have been sensitised to maintain cleanliness in visitor’s parking, points of sale and visitor facilities in an effort to deliver a safe experience at the points of contact.

“We are committed to continue monitoring the situation and will provide updates as the situation evolves. The health and well being of our visitors, staff and stakeholders remain our key priority,” Brig. Waweru stated.

So far, 8, 981 people have lost their lives after being infected with COVID- 19. Over 220, 000 others are infected globally. On Wednesday 18th March, 2020, the Kenyan government announced three more infections bringing the number of infection cases in Kenya to 7.

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