NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 13- ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has urged Kenyans to embrace videoconferencing, in a bid to ensure social distancing, one of the precautionary measures put in place to curb spread of COVID-19.
He says lauded service providers for ensuring enough bandwidth, a move that has ensured more people are connected through video conferencing.
“During today’s meeting- the National Response Emergency Committee- we had almost 50 people attend that meeting. Majority of the people attended using technology on videoconferencing and some were even outside Nairobi,” he said.
He was speaking on Monday during the Ministry of Health daily briefings on the status of the war against the coronavirus disease , that has so far claimed 9 lives in the country.
Cs Mucheru said in future, more so after the Google loon 4G network balloons are operational, students in public facilities will be able to hold classes through video conferences among other facilities.
Kenya’s COVID-19 cases rose to 208 after 11 new confirmation, with 8 deaths so far.
Globally, there are more than 1.8 million people infected.