Kebs raises PPE standards amid concerns in fight against Covid-19

PPEs at Shona EPZ Limited in Athi River
Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • As the battle against Covid-19 rages on, concerns have been raised about the quality of personal protective equipment (PPEs) in the market.
  • As such, the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) added five more standards on the equipment to strengthen the war on the virus.
  • The standardisation body approved Publicly Available Specification (KPAS) 2919:2020 that gives minimum specifications for face shields as protective gear used by healthcare service providers.

The face mask is the most visible ‘weapon’ in the fight against the novel coronavirus but not any mask can protect you from contracting the virus that has already killed 225 people in Kenya.


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