Homa Bay County security team in support with the County Emergency Response Committee on Covid 19 has laid down reinforced measures to contain the spread of the virus.
Speaking at his office in Homa Bay Friday, the County Commissioner Moses Lilan said all political gatherings in the region are banned and urged the residents to wear face masks and observe social distancing following the third wave of infections.
The County Commissioner was accompanied by the County Police Commander, Esther Seronei and the Officer in Charge of Homa Bay GK prison Robert Basigwa.
Lilan revealed that they have realized that the super spreading avenue for the virus is the social gatherings adding that all funerals and cremation ceremonies are to be conducted within 72 hours on death confirmation.
He said that only 100 people are allowed to attend the funerals and urged the organizers to avoid serving food at the events and also night vigils.
“Those who will be found not observing social distancing and without face masks or even operating past the curfew hours will be arrested and taken to court,” said Lilan.
Lilan further noted that the church services should be attended by only one-third of the total attendance and adding that the security officers will go around ensuring that.
He also revealed that phase one of Covid 19 vaccination is still ongoing for the frontline workers as the health workers.
He also said that they have prepared adequately for the oncoming exams and will provide a secure environment for the candidates.
by Lencer Opiyo and Davis Langat