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County intensifies fight against COVID-19

The National government in collaboration with the Nyeri county government has intensified the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic that has continued to hit the country.
In a County Covid-19 Emergency Response Committee meeting held Tuesday in Nyeri town to discuss a coordinated approach in fighting the virus, Nyeri County Commissioner Lyford Kibaara and Governor Mutahi Kahiga stressed on the need for a united approach in combating the pandemic.
The two said that the two levels of government would be distributing 10, 000 bottles of sanitizers every week to key sectors such as the transport industry.
Kahiga said by the end of this week, road blocks would be erected along all the major roads leading into the county at which travelers would be screened before being allowed to proceed.
“By the end of this week, we will roll out teams of health workers to maintain round the clock screening at entry points such as Kangocho, Nanyuki-Nyeri border, Nairutia, Kariko and Mukurwei-ni,” said the Governor.
He reiterated that the fire department would be fumigating both Nyeri and Karatina towns while other markets would follow. “Key areas to be fumigated include bus terminus, markets and streets,” said Kahiga.
Last evening, Governor Kahiga witnessed the kick off of the fumigation exercise of Nyeri town markets and the three bus stages.
Kahiga noted that the fumigation exercise was part of the county government’s plan in fighting the virus and would be carried out weekly by the fire- fighting department.
He added that as from today, the other markets in the region would also be fumigated such as Karatina and Mweiga before the venture is carried out in all the six constituencies in Nyeri.
The county boss thanked the local business community and other stakeholders who have pledged to support the war on COVID-19 in the area.
Meanwhile the County Commissioner, Kibaara, urged Nyeri residents to ensure adherence to the government’s measures to fight the pandemic like continuously washing their hands, maintaining social distancing (at least one metre apart) and staying at home.
By Mwangi Gaitha and Kiamah Wamutitu

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