Following the case of Coronavirus (COVID 19) in the country, Kisii county government has appointed a appointed 19 members to emergency response committee to liaise with the national government over the fight against preventing its spread.
Speaking during the inauguration of an isolation ward at the Kisii Teaching and Refferal hospital, Governor Ongwae urged the officials appointed to effectively ensure safety and any case with appropriate measures as per the National emergence committee centre by national government.
The county boss however urged residents to observe hygiene and said the county has laid proper measures even at the sub county levels by equipping helth workers in various subcounty hospitas.
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“We are prepared and I ask our residents to observe guidelines given by the ministry of Health”, he said.
County Executive Committee member of Health Sarah Omache also asked the public not to panic but to maintain hygiene and observe or report on any suspected cases for appropriate measure.
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At the same time the county speaker, David Kombo also assured the governor of the County assemblys’ support if needed.
On his side, Kisii County commissioner Stephen Kihara said that he has instructed his officers to ensure aaall the governments directives over the fight against the virus is effected immediately. .
“We urge the public to follow all the guidelines issued by the health ministry and county government of Kisii for the better of their health”, he said.
On his side the Kisii Teaching and referral hospital CEO Enock Ondari said the hospital will be screening and has already put sanitizers at the Hospital entrance for the public.
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He noted they have “We have already put hand washing equipment’s, sanitizers inside wards, casualty and they are doing screening at the hospital entry’, he noted.
Among other leaders who have asked the public to embrace the governments directive is Kitutu Chache South MP Richard Onyonka and his Nakuru West counterpart Samwel Arama .
The ministry of Health on Friday confirmed that its first case after a Kenyan who had traveled from London on 5th March 2020 tested positive at Kenyatta National Hospital. With two other cases being confirmed later.
Among measures taken by the government is the banning of all public gatherings and banned all inter school gatherings, visits to prisons and inter religion and The stop of court proceedings