Mumias West Sub-County Coronavirus Emergence Response Committee is appealing to stakeholders and well-wishers in the area to donate masks, sanitiser, and hand washing soap to the residents as a way of curbing the spread of the coronavirus in the area.
The area Deputy County Commissioner Peter Thiongo said the demand for masks and sanitiser was high adding that many residents could not afford them.
He noted that the committee received about 300 litres of sanitiser from the National government that was distributed to boda boda groups and health facilities and some offices.
Mr. Thiongo asked the area residents to heed the advice given by the Ministry of Health to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the area by keeping off crowds and maintaining the safe distance rule.
He said the committee had managed to decongest the markets in Mumias town but that there were some traders who were ignoring the one meter distance rule saying it would not augur well for the fight of the coronavirus in the area.
The DCC asked the residents to be on the forefront in fighting the spread of the virus in the area arguing it was for their benefit and the county as a whole.
By Catherine Nyongesa