Uasin Gishu Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno has warned that those flouting lockdown rules and showing up in the county risk mandatory quarantine and thereafter prosecution.
The Deputy Governor spoke, Monday, at Timboroa/Olessos Junction along Nakuru Highway where he led Uasin Gishu County COVId-19 response team in the launching of the mandatory check for vehicles crossing into the county. All vehicles on transit or entering Uasin Gishu will from today be screen to ensure nobody presenting Corona Virus symptoms is let in.
“We have set up quarantine centres for all lawbreakers flouting curfew, travel and socialization restrictions,” Chemno said.
Speaking during the function Health County Executive Evelyne Rotich said that the COVID-19 testing centre at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital is now operations and can test up to 22 samples per day. She said that her department is also working with the national government to monitor Tuberculosis, Pneumonia and other respiratory illnesses that are closely related to the Corona Virus.
CEC Mary Njogu (environment) also warned her department is collaborating with the department of health to arrest those scavenging dust bins to collect used masks for resale. Urban planning County Executive Eng Nelson Maritim also present said that the recent move to open up back lanes, streets and urban spaces was purposed in establishing room for observation of social distance as Eldoret City balances the provision of essential services, availability of food and social services.
There are 61 people held on forceful quarantine at Kaplelach High School, Turbo Sub-county. the 39 men and 22 women, of various ages between 20 to 50 years were quarantine for breaking various rules including curfew, others were caught in brewing dens and pubs while others were arrested in gambling dens.