Another County Shuts Down Over COVID-19 Scare

Isiolo County Assembly has been shut down for 14 days after confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The County Assembly Clerk, Salad Boru, in a statement on Friday, October 30 said that the Board issued the directive after a plenary sitting on Thursday, October 29.

“Fumigation of the county assembly compound commences on October 30,” the County Assembly Clerk said.

Boru further directed MCAs and staff who may be experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 to self isolate and seek medical attention as per Health Ministry guidelines.

A COVID-19 Test. [Courtesy]
Isiolo County Assembly becomes the sixth county to suspend close down this month over Covid-19 scare.

Others are Uasin Gishu, Homa Bay, Mombasa, Bungoma and Kakamega.

Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya on Thursday, October 29 ordered the shut down of County headquarters after County Chief of Staff Robert Sumbi succumbed to the deadly virus while undergoing treatment and while dozens of employees contracted the disease.

Homa Bay County Assembly. Photo/Courtesy

Oparanya admitted that the situation was getting worse directing the county workers to take voluntary tests.

The situation was no better at the Homa Bay County headquarters and the Bungoma County Assembly as at least eight MCAs tested positive for the virus forcing the closure of the assembly for 14 days.

On Thursday, Homa Bay health officers fumigated Governor Cyprian Awiti’s office after one of his staff tested positive for Covid-19.

Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati moved to self-isolation last week after some of his close aides contracted the virus.

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