Globally, public health measures like face masks, hand hygiene and maintaining social distancing have been implemented to delay and reduce local transmission of COVID-19. To date there is emerging evidence to provide effectiveness and compliance to intervention measures on COVID-19 due to rapid spread of the disease. The study synthesised evidence of community interventions and innovative practices to mitigate COVID-19 as well as previous respiratory outbreak infections which may share some aspects of transmission dynamics with COVID-19. The study has shown gaps in adherence/compliance of the interventions, hence a need for robust intervention studies to better inform the evidence on compliance of the interventions.
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Authors: Leila Abdullahi, John Joseph Onyango, Carol Mukiira, Joyce Wamicwe, Rachel Githiomi, David Kariuki, Cosmas Mugambi, Peter Wanjohi, George Githuka, Charles Nzioka, Jennifer Orwa, Rose Oronje, James Kariuki, Lilian Mayieka