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Residents warned as they ignore health guidelines.

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KIsii county Governor Jmaes Ongwae with other KIsii county Commissioner Stephen KIhara and other officials at Kisii school addressing the Media after opening Quarantine facility at Kisii school [Photo Brighton Makori]

By Brighton Makori

After even the county records one Covid 19 Case it has noted that residents are not taking into consideration to the Guidelines put by the ministry of health in the fight against Covid 19 pandemic.

According to Governor James Ongwae residents are not using the face masks as its recommended and some are flouting curfew rules in the area which is against the fight against the pandemic.

The governor noted some residents hanged  masks on their necks, chins while others kept them in the pocket, noting majority had been arrested and taken to Kisii Boys national school pre-quarantine centre.

He added that the 300 bed- Centre, launched recently, has arledy received 150 people who flouted the curfew’s 7.00.pm to 5.am directive while others failed to wear masks.

Ongwae who was addressing the press in kisii town after he launched integrated street light project funded by the national government, he   said he is concern on who will pay for the quarantined people, adding each person pays Ksh. 2000 per day for accommodation and food.  

The governor, accompanied by Kenya Power Regional Manager, Jeremiah Kinda and Police Commander, Jebel Munene urged residents to pray that more Covid cases are not reported from the county.

He said the company will install 540 streets in Kisii Town’s central Business District and surrounding markets, adding it will enhance businesses and security.

On Wednesday, the first positive Covid case from confirmed and 14 people who had contacts with the patient quarantined at Kisii Medical Training College while the patient, aged 38 was put at Kisii Teaching and Referral hospital’s isolation Unit for treatment.

The victim travelled from Morogoro in Tanzania through Namanga border traced at Gionseri in Nyamache Sub county on 14, quarantined on 15, tested and results released on Wednesday.

Ongwae said Covid surveillance team has been dispatched to the area to trace and quarantine three more people who had contact with the patient.

He said the 14 people quarantined will tested and those found positive will be shifted to isolation Unit and their contacts traced to avoid spreading the disease.