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Be vigilant residents told as county confirms one Covid 19 case.

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Kisii county Governor James Ongwae at past Function.

By Gusii star team .

As the Government sets measures in the fight against Covid 19 pandemic kisii residents have been told to continue observing the guidelines put by the ministry of health as the county confirmed one case at large .

This comes after a 38 year  old who hails from Gionseri village in Bobasi constituency has been  confirmed  positive after travelling from Tanzania through Namanga.

Addressing the press on Wednesday Kisii county Governor James Ongwae noted that the person had early travelled  from Tanzania  through  Namanga on the 14th of this month and was picked by county Covid surveillance response team on 15th

As you are aware we as the county has been set measures on ensuring that our response team works closely with administration even in the village level , upon receiving the information about the said person we were able to get him” He said

Since then he has been in quarantine  for five days till today morning when his results came out positive from Kisumu and he was moved to isolation room”he added

According to the information the said  person  was  working  in a hotel in Murogoro Tanzania before he travelled one week ago to kisii county . 

Since the pronouncement of this case, 14 people  have been quarantined  awaiting  for the  confirmation after the county response team moved to Bobasi and identified those people he had early interacted waiting for tests . 

The county boss has appealed  to the public  to report  such cases  to the  authority  concerned .

He added that following that the  county  will  start  fumigation exercise in his homestead and Nyamache market  starting  Thursday Morning as mapping of the area has been done.

At the same time he said that markets   remain  closed and  are  not  operational. 
The county Boss also noted that Safaricom  has donated  zanitizing booths which will  be placed  at  entry points at Kisii Nyamira,Kisii Migori and Kisii Bomet borders  .

The automated booths are abig boost to the county as efforts of curbing the spread of covid 9 especially from the border entry points.
He appealed  to the people  to observe  measures  outlined  by the  ministry  of health as one way of cubbing the disease.
The  governor  asked  the  public  to wear  masks, observe  hygiene  and keep  social  distancing. 

Additional information by Brighton Makori