The Migori Governor, Zachary Obado has called on the National Government to establish a Covid-19 testing lab at Isebania border town.
Obado said the recently imported corona virus cases made Migori more prone to the virus than other South Nyanza counties the need for a testing centre especially along the border.
According to Governor Obado, all Covid-19 samples in counties of Homabay, Nyamira and Kisii would done in Migori which would be easier instead of referring cases to Kisumu.
The governor however, thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta for closing Kenya-Tanzania border which was blamed for imported first coronavirus case in Migori County.
Obado wants locals having relatives in Tanzania to advise them remain there until the severity of the virus is properly contained.
He has also asked Tanzanians currently living in Migori to remain calm awaiting the time when the coronavirus would no longer be a threat so that they could go home.
The Governor was speaking at his office grounds on Monday while receiving an assortment of donations from the Migori Business Community and the clergy to help in containing spread of Covid-19. Migori County Corona Virus Relief Funds Committee, the custodian of the donations, was also present.
While addressing the same function, the Suna West Deputy County Commissioner (DCC), Mutua Bella hinted that all security agencies, locals and all other well-wishers have committed their energies to seal all panya routes along Kenya-Tanzania border.
Mutua was concerned that if the porous border routes were not properly put under strict surveillance, then more imported cases would be realized.
He said the government would consider for analysis and action any information from the public that would protect Kenyans Covid-19 pandemic.
Thousands of litres of hand sanitizers, disposable gloves, money and facemasks were received by the Bishop Walter Ogwada led committee.
By Geoffrey Satia