Do not to fire workers amid Covid-19 pandemic,DP Ruto urges employers

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BY DPPS,NAIROBI,9TH APRIL,2020-Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday dissuaded employers in the private sector from sacking their staff amid the coronavirus outbreak.

DP Ruto, addressing the press at his Karen residence, urged company managements to adjust their systems to allow all staff to stay on, albeit to work in shifts.

The DP also urged Kenyans not to underestimate the Covid-19 pandemic and to, instead, comply with government directives.

“We want to appeal to the private sector to be compassionate and understanding to our people; and particularly to employers to make necessary adjustments to safeguard jobs and endeavor not to lay off staff,” he said.

“Our farmers, in their millions, should come out strongly and take advantage of the good rains that we continue to experience and grow as much food as is possible.”

DP Ruto further reiterated the government’s efforts to equip medical professionals with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) so as to enable them perform their duties without being compromised.

He also forewarned of a possible spike in Covid-19 infections, however adding that the government had put in place relevant measures to deal with any new cases.

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