Striker Olunga weighs in on coronavirus pandemic in Kenya
Harambee Stars and Kashiwa Reysol’s forward Michael Olunga.

Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga has called on Kenyans to follow Government directives to combat coronavirus, Covid-19.

The striker who plays for the Japanese Kashiwa Reysol side asked Kenyans on Saturday to stick to the rules and guidelines laid down by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) to control the spread of Covid-19.

“I would like to urge the members of the public to adhere to the rules of the Ministry of Health to curb the spread of coronavirus. Prevention is better than cure,” Olunga said.

The prolific forward who enjoyed a terrific form playing for the J-League in china, scoring a brace in a season opener against Consadole Sapporo, reiterated the need of keeping personal hygiene and maintaining social distance to fight the deadly virus.

“Always wash your hands with soap and water, maintain social distance, cover your nose and mouth while sneezing and cough into your elbow too. By observing these measure, we will surely win the battle against the coronavirus,“ he added.

The former Gor Mahia and Tusker FC player also cautioned Kenyans against spreading unverified and misleading information about Covid-19 especially now when the Government is trying to control the spread of the virus.

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‘The Engineer’ has been training at home in Japan after their league was cancelled in late February in efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

“The J-League will make maximum efforts to prevent infection and prevent its spread,” the league said in a statement.

Other major football leagues which were also called off include the Kenyan Premier League, the English Premier League, Champions League and the Europa League among others.

So far Japan has recorded over 4700 confirmed cases of the coronavirus with more than 85 deaths.

The situation forced the host of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 to postpone the global event to 2021 amid the fears of the spread of the virus.

Currently, Kenya has 191 confirmed Covid-19 cases with 7 deaths. 24 Kenyans have recovered.

The global infections have already hit more than 1.6 million cases with 95,000 deaths on the register.

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