Kisii county orders closure of all bars, discos, clubs and open air markets over coronavirus


Kisii county orders closure of all bars, discos, clubs and open air markets over coronavirus

Kisii county Governor James Ongwae has appealed to the National Government to commission laboratories in all the 47 counties to help in testing the new Coronavirus.

Speaking in Kisii when he toured the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital to assess the county’s preparedness, Ongwae said the two laboratories in Nairobi are not enough and are very far from the counties.

He said as part of stringent measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Kisii County Government has directed that all night clubs, discos ,bars and other open air markets be closed with immediate effect for the next 30 days.

Hotels and restaurants were not affected by the directive. However, they were instructed to provide patrons with hand sanitizers and to ensure that they maintain the requisite distancing.

The Governor stated that the county government through the department of enforcement and compliance will work hand in hand with the national security personnel to ensure the directives are fully enforced.

He called on the management of all eateries and hotels to ensure high degree of hygiene and maintain distances of 1.2 meters between seats.

Water Services provider, GWASCO, had been asked to ensure a continuous supply of running water throughout.

At the same time, the Governor urged residents to remain calm as the government is putting all measures in place to keep the nation healthy.

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