A 41-year-old resident of Marsabit town and a 24-year-old lady from Moyale town who had recently travelled abroad and had been placed under a self-quarantine has been tested for COVID-19.
County health officials collected samples from the two and sent them to the National Influenza Centre in Nairobi.
The Governor said he had received the result on the status of the residents, which he revealed as negative for both the patients.
“We have communicated the result to the individuals. Further clinical evaluation has been done on the individual and we have ascertained that they do not exhibit any of the symptoms of COVID-19,” the county boss said.
The Governor added consequently, the individuals have been advised to terminate the self-quarantine.
He also revealed that his government has reviewed a number of regulations touching on business activities in Marsabit county and other operations to prevent the spread of deadly disease that so far hardly hit the capital city, Nairobi.
According to the governor, his government will suspend the daily tax collections from small enterprises and stalls for the next three months.
He also added that the loan repayments for the county enterprise fund will be suspended for the next three months.
To cut on recurrent expenditures and direct more resources towards the COVID-19 fight, the governor has suspended operations of all the county vehicles with exception of health service Ambulance and water bowsers.
He further directed all the departments to direct all its resources available to fight COVID-19, provision of relief food and settlement of pending bills.
He assured the residents that his government remains committed to safeguarding their health and well being.