COVID-19; Nandi county to commence mandatory screening of people at Eight major entry points.

Nandi County government will commence  screening of people at eight major entry points to the county as part of the measures to tackle the corona virus.

The screening points will be manned by the police, county rangers and medics from the county health department.

The team will also screen temperature and other health vitals of all persons entering or leaving the county.

The screening which the CECM for Health Ruth Koech said is a precautionary measure to arrest possible cases of Covid-19 will be conducted at major  entry border points of Mlango, Kopere, Chakaiya, Kaimosi, Serem, Lemook, Lessos, Kamasai and other routes commonly used by drivers.

“The exercise will target those going through these points to detect any persons with symptoms associated with the Coronavirus disease for appropriate follow-up action.” Koech said

Koech  said the county administration has decided to erect screening checks because the region is bordering counties that some cases of  Covid-19 have turned out to be positive.

“It is prudent for travellers who are sick to delay or avoid travel, in particular for elderly travellers and people with chronic diseases or underlying health conditions,” She added

The Ministry of Health has reported that eight people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing total number of cases in Kenya to 270.

The cases were confirmed after 1,330 samples were tested. Country has also reported two more deaths, bringing total number of fatalities to 14.

During the daily coronavirus presser at Afya House Sunday afternoon, Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi said seven of the new cases are Kenyans and one a foreign national, all with no history of travel.


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