Mandago: Avoid Visiting the Sick and Attending Funerals

Uasin Gishu residents have been discouraged from visiting sick people in hospital and attending funerals.

Speaking after a sitting of the Uasin Gishu Inter-Agency Covid-19 response committee to discuss measures to curb the spread of the virus.

According to Governor Jackson Mandago, visitors should be limited to only one person per patient per day.

Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago

He said that there was no need for a patient to be visited by several people. If possible, the visitors should keep off completely since they are not part of treatment.

The move is meant to protect the patients and medical staff from unnecessary exposure to pathogens, including the Covid-10, or coronavirus.

Meanwhile, the Uasin Gishu County Assembly has been suspended for 15 days in the wake of fears of coronavirus spreading in the North Rift.

Meanwhile, Abdirisack Jaldesa, the County Commissioner for Uasin Gishu said that anyone arriving in Uasin Gishu from abroad should contact the authorities and remain in self-quarantine for 14 days.

Governor Mandago said that unnecessary visitors in the hospital were a nuisance.

He was addressing the press on Monday 16th March 2020.

Just a few days earlier, the governor had told residents of Uasin Gishu to avoid hugging and kissing, saying that it could lead to the virus spreading.

Meanwhile, Mombasa County Governor Ali Hassan Joho has announced a decision to shut down nightclubs for 30 days to keep coronavirus from spreading within the county.

The coastal region is considered high risk because of its port and the international airport.







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