Kisumu Governor Prof. Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o has today distributed rens of water containers in a bid to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
The Governor also delivered handwashing soap to be stationed at various public spots in the city in efforts to prevent and control the spread of Coronavirus.
According to Governor Nyong’o, the County Emergency Response Committee today held a meeting in which key resolutions were made.
Key among the resolutions of the committee is that all dead persons must be buried within 48 hours of death and attendance limited to close family members only.
The committee also resolved to suspend all market days in the county with immediate effect, subject to review after three weeks.
All social gatherings in Kisumu have also been suspended, including and not limited to sporting, leisure, weddings, night clubs, bars, workshops, seminars, and religious gatherings.
And if you are a matatu operator in Kisumu, you are required to provide a handwashing facility (hand sanitizer) to your passengers.
Boda Bodas operating within Kisumu are required to carry only one passenger at a time.
According to Governor Nyong’o, the county administration has embarked on serious continuous awareness and sensitization campaigns through radio talk shows.
The sensitization programs are aimed at disseminating important information about the best coronavirus preventive measures to county residents in the best way possible.
County government officers are also conducting routine health talks and education in all health facilities within the county.
In addition to the earlier Isolation Centres, the county administration has also set up more isolation wards in Kombewa, Ahero, Muhoroni, Nyakach, Chulaimbo, Nyahera and Katito hospitals with a total bed capacity of 35.
There is also an established psychological support and trauma management center at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referal Hospital.