The three counties of Garissa, Wajir and Mandera have issued a joint communiqué on ways to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, during the Iddul- Adha celebrations to be observed tomorrow.
Health CECs, Roble Nunow (Garissa), counterparts Dr. Mohamud Aden (Mandera) and Ismail Issack CEC (Wajir), expressed concern over the need to observe the mitigation measures to stop the spread of Covid-19.
In a statement posted on the Garissa County press website, the CECs cited the outbreak of the 3rd wave of Covid-19 with deadly Delta variant being reported in Western, Nyanza and Coastal regions.
The communiqué read by Roble instructs the Muslim faithful with flu like symptoms and fever to stay at home and not attend the Idd celebrations.
“Wearing of masks will be mandatory and the faithful should desist from handshake and hugging,” read the communique.
Other measures contained in the communique include; keeping of social distancing during the Idd prayers and everyone should carry their own prayer mat.
“The faithful soul use ablution at home to avoid crowding at mosque ablution blocks and all vehicles should be parked at a distance away to avoid congestion at the Idd ground. Edd prayers should be shortened to a maximum of one hour,” added the communique.
Roble urged the security personnel to strictly enforce the directives.
By Jacob Songok