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Defiant traders and fishermen put on notice.

Traders and fishermen flouting government directives on social distancing in Suba South Sub County have been warned that they will be arrested.

Speaking to KNA, Suba South Deputy County commissioner (DCC) Joseph Maina said that there are some traders and fishermen in the area who are still violating government directives on social distancing which is meant to curb the spread of Coronavirus.
Maina regretted that they have realised that social distancing is a major challenge on various beaches and market centres within the area where traders are still mingling freely without observing the one-metre distancing rule.
The administrator further said that despite conducting sensitization to members of the public on the importance of adhering to the government directives to stop the spread of the virus, some of the traders and fishermen were still defiant and added they will take action against people who will continue violating the order.
On the other hand, the DCC lamented that several people in the region are not using facemasks as recommended by the Ministry of Health to slow the spread of Coronavirus.
Maina revealed that in market places and beaches people only wear facemasks when they don’t talk but when they are talking to one other they remove the masks which is a risk to their lives.
He warned that the local security committee will not relent in the enforcement of the government safety guidelines on Coronavirus in the country.

By Dan Oduor and Davis Langat

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