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COVID-19 protocols to be enforced in Nyamira County to reduce infections

Tougher measures and COVID-19 regulations will be enforced as virus infection continues to rise.

Nyamira Deputy County Commissioner Julius Otieno has cautioned violators of the COVID-19 rules that tough measures will be taken against violators.

Funeral organizers in the county have been cautioned against conducting funerals beyond 72 hours something that will result in intervention by the national and county government officers.

“Prevention should remain a personal responsibility to all of us and we should not as government keep on following you to remind you that you should adhere to the rules. This is something that we should all try to fight together,” Otieno said.

Otieno addressed journalists at his office in Nyamira Town where he urged the residents to ensure the regulations are fully adhered to so that the virus can be at least controlled.

“As a country and county, we are not doing good at all. We should be very cautious of this virus and we should all know that we have a threat and the only way to fight is by following the set regulation by the ministry of health,” he added.

Currently, Nyamira County stands at 350 cases and 6 positive cases plus one death in the last one month, with chiefs called upon to ensure the measures are enforced.

County Secretary James Ntabo said the county government enforcement officers will together with the national government counterparts ensure the regulations are fully adhered to.

“As from next week, we shall get back to the drawing board and ensure all the COVID-19 regulations are fully and strictly followed. We shall not give room for any violators because they will be posing a threat to other residents,’’ Ntabo said.

He added that the most notorious places are public places.

“If you walk around our markets, bars and hotels you will realize that most of the people don’t bother putting on their face masks, leave alone hand washing points at the entrance of supermarkets and shops. We will not negotiate about this but take necessary actions about the same,’’ Ntabo said.

By Darlington Mose

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