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Effective COVID-19 Messages For Children....Episode 2

Kenya’s first case of Covid-19 case was reported on 12th March 2020 and the numbers have continued to rise drastically with 607 confirmed infected persons, 127 recoveries, and 29 deaths as of 7th May, 2020. Many more citizens are getting tested and the numbers are still expected to rise.
Sadly children are part of the above statistics given to us by the Ministry of Health. World statistics and facts about the exact number of children infected and survivors is not known due to child protection issues. In Kenya the ages of Children mentioned are 15 years, 12 years, 7 years, 2 years, and the youngest and the most recent case being a 6 months old baby.
Read: Effective COVID-19 Messages-for Children Episode...1
With all this information, the sad reality remains that there is no vaccine, so parents and caregivers must protect children from this Virus at all costs. No one can help children other than the adult in their life. 
In this episode, I continue sharing some practical precautionary m…

Effective COVID-19 Messages for Children....Episode1

World Health Organization has assessed that COVID-19 is a pandemic that is spreading across Counties and Continents across the world. As the Virus continues to spread it is governments are working hard to put prevention and control measures to ensure that their populations are safe.

Children are Global Citizens. They are key in the fight against Covid-19. The only message we are giving our children is to stay home ,wash hands and wear a mask. This is very true, but I believe more clear information on Covid-19 given to children by Parents and Caregivers will go along way in reducing the spread of the Virus amogst them.

Anyone who has interacted with Children knows that they have a lot of questions. And explaining things to them in a language they can undersatnd sometimes can be very tricky.  Here are some children realated, clear and actionable guidance for Adults to use while engaging Children on matters COVID-19

What is COVID-19?
It is a disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus. …