County Officials to Ensure Safety Measures Are Followed
Authorities sustained to apply strict measures to contain the spread of Covid-19, even as it arose most Kenyans continue living dangerously.
In Kakamega, three county
employees were sent home for 14 days after they returned from Italy a fortnight
ago and failed to isolate themselves.
Governor Wycliffe Oparanya yesterday called unlucky their decision not to self-isolate.
“The officers have been directly
placed off-duty and will not return to work for 14 days. I have directed them
to self-quarantine and get tested immediately,” said Mr Oparanya.
Earlier on, police arrested a priest from Amalemba Catholic Church who held a prayer meeting in a church on Monday.
Kakamega police boss David Kabena said they had cautioned the priest three times but he failed to take attention.
And in Kakamega South sub-county, which is stared as a gold mining hub, officers are aggressive to control thronging at the mines.
In Migori, four Chinese nationals and their Kenyan driver were forced to self-isolate at a hotel. The four arrived in the country on Sunday night.
In Bomet, a man who had been suspected of contracting the viral disease was confirmed negative.
Medical tests conducted at the Kenya Medical Research Institute showed the man, who had travelled from the US and was self-confessed to Tenwek hospital, was free of Covid-19, Governor Hillary Barchok said at a press meeting on Tuesday.
In Machakos, Health executive Ancent Kituku said anyone feeling symptoms such as fever, shortness of breath and coughing, should call the emergency response control centre — 0110025345 and 0110025345.
In the transport sector all passengers are screened before they are being allowed in the vehicles as a way to curb the spread.