CONTAINING CORONAVIRUS

Two suspected Covid-19 cases interacted with people in Kisumu - Nyongo

Kisumu County Government has suspended provision of non-essential services.

In Summary

• County offices both at Prosperity House and the City Hall remain closed to the public.

• One of the Catholic priests who visited Siaya County over last weekend tested positive for coronavirus.

Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o
Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o
Image: FAITH MATETE

Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong'o has announced that two suspected Covid-19 cases from Siaya County had interactions people in Kisumu over the past few days.

The Kisumu County Government has since suspended provision of non-essential services with immediate effect.

"This situation has heightened the number of people being quarantined in our isolation facilities as the possible contacts are traced. Our health system is increasingly feeling overstretched by this increased demand," Nyong'o said.

"However, departments of Health and Sanitation, Finance, Water and Environment, Veterinary Services, Disaster and Emergency Services, Field Administration and Enforcement shall remain operational both at the City and the County Government. All clients services at those departments remain suspended unless dictated by service," Nyong'o added.

County offices both at Prosperity House and the City Hall remain closed to the public.

One of the Catholic priests who visited Siaya County last weekend tested positive for coronavirus.

The priest who hails from Ugunja Nyasanda area is said to have come from Rome to attend the burial of a close relative at Ambira area.

Siaya county commissioner Michael Ole Tialal said health officers have been deployed to the area to contain the situation.

Tialal confirmed said the priest was among those who tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday.

The administrator said the priest attended a funeral in Ambira after interacting with his family in Nyasanda before proceeding to Sega to visit a friend who is also a priest.