North Rift COVID 19 response committee has ordered a total quarantine for anyone over 60 years in the region. This move is follows revelations from global statistics that elders are highly susceptible to fatalities due to their low immunity.
Mandago, spoke Friday, during a press briefing at Uasin Gishu County headquarters. On Thursday, the eight North rift Governor’s met at Moi Referral & Teaching Hospital, Eldoret “If you are over 60 years old, please stay at home. If you are caught moving around we shall take you to our quarantine centers”, Mandago said.
The Governor who also chairs the regional bloc comprising eight North Rift Valley counties also urged people to stay desist from inter-county as well as inter- city travels as a way of reducing the spread of the virus.
Also mentioned that Uasin Gishu has set aside Kapkeben Secondary School, Rift Valley Technical Training institute, Eldoret National Polytechnic and Kenya Medical Training Centre – Eldoret as among the 20 institutions set aside for quarantine suspected cases of Corona virus infection.
Present during the press conference were Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno, Uasin Gishu County Commissioner Abdirassak Jaldesa, Deputy County Police Commander Zacheus Ng’eno and County Executive for Health Evelyne Rotich. Also present was Chief Officer for Administration Julius Rotich.