NTV Presenters Star in Heart-Warming Video for Kenyans

  • A collage of NTV News anchors Denis Okari, Idah Waringo and Mark Maasai
    A collage of NTV News anchors Denis Okari, Idah Waringo and Mark Maasai
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  • NTV journalists have participated in an international tribute named 'Clap For Our Carers'.

    In the tribute, people around the world recorded videos appreciating workers in their respective countries, who have been in the frontline leading the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

    NTV journalists took up the challenge and showed their appreciation of health workers, security officers, and the media, who have all played a vital role in combating the spread of the virus in Kenya.

    NTV news anchor Dennis Okari
    NTV news anchor Dennis Okari
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    "I want to thank all the medical and health care officials working in the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic. I also want to offer encouragement to all the Kenya sportspeople, stay strong, better times will come ahead," Idah Waringa, a sports journalist stated.

    "To all health care workers, emergency correspondence and everyone else who is fighting the COVID-19 virus, I just want to say that you are in our thoughts and prayers," Denis Okari, a news anchor remarked.

    "I appreciate health workers, the watchmen, guards and all those who support us as we come to work like my wife who packed me lunch," Mark Maasai, a news anchor expressed.

    "I just want to say thank you to our frontline workers. What you're doing is such an amazing job. I'm sorry if we do not appreciate you much, I'm sorry for the covidiots who do not take their health into consideration but you are doing such an amazing job and Kenya thanks you," Zeinab Mwangati, the station's editor stated.

    The medical workforce has been in the frontline, working hard to ensure that patients are well-taken care off.

    In the United Kingdom, 'Clap For Our Carers' has going on for several weeks, with the first video shared on Thursday, March 26.

    The round of applause takes place every Thursday at 8 p.m. with the organisers of the event asking people to get involved either outdoors or through open windows.

    "Doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, emergency services, armed services, delivery drivers, porters, shop workers, teachers, waste collectors, manufacturers, postal workers, cleaners, vets, engineers and all those who are out there making an unbelievable difference to our lives in these challenging times… bravo, you are amazing!" reads a part of their website.

    Back in Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta directed that all medical staff receive a welfare package from the Health Ministry to cushion them against the economic effects of COVID-19.

    He stated that the incentive would motivate doctors, nurses and other cadres of health workers.

    So far, Kenya has recorded 281 COVID-19 positive cases. Of this, 14 have succumbed to the disease while 69 have recovered.

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