Kisumu County Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o has urged residents to stay at home in the wake of coronavirus suspected outbreak in neighbouring Siaya County.
The governor said the number of people quarantined in the county facility has grown, calling for alarm.
“My dear County men and Women, it has come to our suspected COVID–19 cases from Siaya County have had interactions with a lot of people in Kisumu, with the situation heightening the number of people being quarantined in our isolation facilities,” said governor Nyong’o
The county boss added that the county’s health system has been overstretched, appealing to the public to STAY AT HOME and avoid visits to public places.
He added that residents can only go out to buy provisions or visit a health facility where need arise.
“The County Government hereby suspends provision of immediate effect, however, departments of Health and Sanitation, Finance, Water and Environment, Veterinary Services, Disaster and Emergency Services, Field Administration and Enforcement shall remain operational both at the City and the County Government,” said the governor.
This comes even as the number of COVID-19 cases in the country escalates to 25, with more than 600 contacts suspected to have come in contact with those affected being traced.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said on Tuesday that at least four Counties have been affected by the novel coronavirus.
These counties include Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale. Kilifi County Governor Amason Kingi is under self-isolation after coming to contact with his deputy governor,