COVID-19 pandemic a threat to human labour, Archbishop Anyolo

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Kisumu Archbishop Philip Anyolo has decried unprecedented impact on human labour caused by COVID-19 pandemic.

Anyolo who spoke in Kisumu on the day the world is celebrating Labour Day says the pandemic has devastated workers who are at risk of losing their jobs.

He launched an emergency response team in Kisumu that will be tasked by looking at the welfare of the vulnerable groups during this period.

Anyolo says the launch of the emergency response team coincides with Labour Day which celebrates workers across the globe.

“To launch it on this Labour Day, which is also a day dedicated to St Joseph the worker and we are cognizant of the dignity of which human labour contributes to the lives of every human person,” he said.  

He called upon Kenyans to dedicate their time praying to God to liberate the nation from the pandemic that threatens to cause economic crisis.

The Archbishop says the team will work closely with the national government to respond to the emergencies being witnessed in the country.

“This ea will consult with the relevant government agencies and will advise the archdiocese accordingly to help and respond to emergencies,” he said.

Anyolo says flood victims in Kisumu and Siaya counties will also be assisted through the donations, both food and no food items.

To combat any further spread of the virus, he called upon the flood victims in evacuation centers to ensure they embrace social distancing.

He says every Kenyan must come out strongly to join the government in putting into action interventions laid down by the ministry of health.