Mombasa County bans home-based ICU facilities to curd COVID-19 spread

A member of the medical staff dressed in a protective suit holds a syringe as ...
A member of the medical staff dressed in a protective suit holds a syringe as he treats a coronavirus patient inside the COVID-19 ICU of Machakos Level 5 Hospital, in Machakos, Kenya October 28, 2020. PHOTO / REUTERS/ Baz Ratner

Mombasa County Government has banned home-based ICU facilities for Covid-19 patients, claiming it is causing spread of the virus.

This is among a raft of COIVID-19 containment measures announced by the county government on Tuesday in a statement signed by Governor Ali Hassan Joho and County commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo.

“Following the 16th Presidential Address on the Corona Virus Pandemic on 29th June, 2021 the Emergency Preparedness and Response Committee has proposed the following protocols to ensure Mombasa County proactively counters the high rate of transmission of corona virus. The Committee has made the following key resolutions for immediate implementation within the County of Mombasa as follows… Treatment of Covid-19 cases at home prohibited…” reads the statement.

All public gatherings and in person meetings of whatever nature have also been suspended in the entire county. The county has also banned Ban on all live performances in hotels and dancing.

A multi agency committee is also to be formed in the sub counties to inspect all bars and liquor premises with immediate effect

“Places of worship follow Covid-19 guidelines as per interfaith regulations – 1/3 capacity including the other measures,” reads the statement.

The county has further urged for working from home for employees except for critical services.

“Compliance to Covid-19 measures on all sectors including transport, hotels, bars, restaurants, shops, supermarkets,” added the statement

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