Vihiga County Suspends Nightclubs and Market Days

Vihiga County Isolation Ward

The County Government of Vihiga has set up an isolation unit at the County Referral Hospital in Mbale to admit any patient with Corona-virus symptoms.

Through a Press Statement by Governor Otichillo, the County administration has also suspended market days within the county in order to minimize public gatherings.

Vihiga Governor on Coronavirus
Vihiga Governor Ottichillo delivers a Press Statement on Coronavirus preparedness and measures to combat the pandemic.

Residents with bodies at the Vihiga County Referral Hospital mortuary have been asked to pick the bodies of their beloved ones free of charge for immediate burial

To ensure a high level of hygiene in public offices, hand-washing points have been established at entrance centers to facilitate frequent hand-washing guidelines.

Handwashing in Vihiga

Inquiries and reports concerning the novel coronavirus can be channeled to the Vihiga Referral Hospital’s hotlines (0798638872 and 0711489604)

The County Government of Vihiga has also set aside Ksh. 20M through the Contingency Fund for preventive measures and emergency response as engagements with the national government continue for more financial support.

The Department of Health has trained its health workers in sub-county hospitals on the identification and referral of patients with symptoms similar to those of COVID-19.

Vihiga County on Coronavirus
The isolation ward at Vihiga County Referral Hospital in Mbale meant for any patient with Coronavirus symptoms.

Nightclubs have been suspended and all entertainment joints, business premises, and social joints encouraged to have hand-washing points and sanitizers or risk closure.

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