COVID 19 CONTAINMENT MEASURES IN THE LAKE BASIN REGION REVIEWED

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Counties in the Lake Basin region have been leading in the number of COVID-19 infections recorded in the country forcing the government to review the containment measures in the area.

According to the Ministry of Health, the rise of infections in the thirteen counties might have been caused by their nearness to Uganda.

Because Uganda has recently reported a surge of COVID-19 infections. And new containment measures issued in the country.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe mentioned the following counties as a hotspot zone: Busia, Vihiga, Kisii, Nyamira, Kakamega, Kericho, Bomet, Bungoma, Kisumu, Siaya, Trans-Nzoia, Migori, and Homabay.

The CS declared that curfew in those areas shall begin at 4 am to 7 pm. And that movement in and out of the zone will remain restricted unless for emergency purposes.

Except for essential services, movement between the hotspot Zone and the rest of the country is highly discouraged. Read the statement.

The government also discouraged any form of physical gatherings including places of worship which have been suspended for the next thirty days.

Funerals within the hotspot zone have been set to take place within seventy-two hours of confirmation of death.

As a result, only fifty people are to attend funerals and thirty people only to attend weddings and other traditional ceremonies until further notice.

Also, the weekly none food and livestock markets in the zone have been suspended for thirty days.

COVID-19 containment measures remain unchanged in the other parts of the country.

Stay safe.

By Wanjiru Mbaru

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