Bungoma County Assembly to remain closed for 14 more days

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File Photo of Bungoma County Assembly in session.

Bungoma County Assembly will remain closed for a further 14 days effective Wednesday October 28, 2020.

This after six MCAs and seven staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

Speaker Emmanuel Situma said the Assembly was closed two weeks ago as a precautionary measure.

This, he said in a statement, was before mass testing was done on MCAs, staff and other service providers.

Mr. Situma advised the affected MCAs and staff members to self-isolate and follow the Ministry of Health guidelines with regard to management of the disease.

“The wider County Assembly of Bungoma fraternity is equally urged to self-isolate in the interest of the wider public,” read the Speaker’s statement.

“The general public is advised to continue following all Ministry of health protocols towards combating the spread of COVID-19.”

This comes after Mombasa County Assembly on Tuesday suspended sittings for two weeks after four members and three staffers tested positive for COVID-19.

Mombasa Members of County Assembly (MCAs) were recently tested after it emerged that one of them had contracted the disease.

Homa Bay County Assembly was also previously closed after one of the members tested positive for coronavirus.

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