Kakamega County sets aside schools as isolation centres

Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya
Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya

Two boarding schools in each sub county in Kakamega County have been set up as isolation centres for Coronavirus patients in case the pandemic overwhelms County hospitals. This comes in response to the national government’s directive for Counties to set up isolation centres.

Addressing the press in Kakamega town, Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya said that the County is set for any case that may arise and has also requested for food stuffs and health gadgets from the national government in case of a lockdown.

Governor Oparanya revealed that so far the County Health officials have managed to screen up to 10,350 people who have visited public hospitals in the County.

He called upon hotels and other institutions to consider screening their clients and forwarding any suspected cases to the relevant authorities. He, however, affirmed that the County is well prepared and has already kicked off fumigation exercises.

The Governor said that the fumigation process which started on Wednesday and targets public places will go on till the whole County is covered.

He lamented that boda boda riders and open air markets still pose a big Covid-19 spread risk and urged them to follow the health directives already issued.

The Kakamega County Commissioner Pauline Dola also affirmed that the selected schools are ready. She called upon the residents to adhere to the rule of law especially on the curfew hours to avoid being at loggerheads with security officers.

She however added that the police have been advised to operate decently and those who will break the curfew rule will be arrested.