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Kisii County opens Isolation Ward to fight CORONA Virus

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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 .

Kisii County Governor James ongwae with other officials addressing the media on the measures they have put in place and how preparedness the county is over the epidemic Corona virus.[ Photo Brighton makori]

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.

“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.

At the same time the county speaker, David Kombo  also assured  the  governor   of the County assemblys’  support  if needed. 

SECURITY MEASURES

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.


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

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