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County Strengthen measures towards mitigating Covid-19

Kisii county government has strengthened measures to fight global pandemic Corona virus by agreeing to a pay cut for senior officers.
Representing Governor James Ongwae at the county headquarters, county secretary, Patrick Lumumba said the county was at the forefront of complementing the national government’s anti-coronavirus campaign.
He said the residents were being mobilized to collectively assist the two levels of government in implementing the regulations to curb the spread of the disease in the area.
Moses Onderi in charge of the finance docket disclosed salary pay cuts for senior county employees towards mitigating the impact of disease between 10 to 20 per cent.
The county executive member for Administration, corporate services and coordination, Ednah Kangwana said a 93 capacity quarantine ward had been established at Kenya Medical Training College, Kisii branch.
The National government has urged counties to explore alternative institutions to cater for those affected should cases escalate.
Kangwana said other interventions include provision of personal protection kits, water tanks for hand washing and regular water supplies irrespective of outstanding bills among others
By Clinton Nyamumbo and Jane Naitore

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