The first case of coronavirus in Trans Nzoia has been discharged after undergoing treatment at Mt. Elgon hospital in Kitale.
Trans Nzoia County Commissioner Samson Ojwang while speaking during the distribution of masks and relief food at his office Wednesday said that bad behavior is a hindrance to the prevention measures set by the ministry of health.
The first case of Covid-19 in Trans Nzoia was confirmed two weeks ago, involving a 15-year old girl who had travelled from Mombasa and tested positive.
The County Commissioner warned residents against the laxity in social distancing and asked deputy county commissioners to arrest all those going against the guidelines.
Ojwang said that the masks will be given to high risk populations within the county that can contract coronavirus.
“The 1650 masks will benefit boda boda riders, small scale traders especially women and prisoners,” he said.
The county commissioner also said that at least 1800 bags of 50 kg of maize and 1000 bags of 50 kg of beans that will be distributed through chiefs to the five sub counties.
Trans Nzoia also received 50 cartoons of cooking oil that will be given to the vulnerable during this Covid-19 pandemic.
He asked deputy county commissioners to work with local leaders in the distribution of food items and masks to avoid complains.
By Pauline Ikanda