Hotels not yet allowed operating

Business & Finance Counties Elgeyo Marakwet

Elgeyo Marakwet county commissioner Dr. Ahmed Omar has said the county was liaising with the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital Eldoret for testing of hotel workers for the corona virus.
He said while the government had allowed the resumption of hotel business, there were stringent measures to be taken saying some hotel owners had started operations without meeting the conditions.
Omar said the county emergency response team would tour the county to ensure that all the conditions are met adding that due to the space available in most of the hotels some may not be able to meet the four people per 10m squared condition to maintain social distancing.
Health CEC Kiprono Chepkok reminded residents especially those with chronic diseases who have been attending various clinics that health facilities were operating normally.
“We are not only focusing on Covid-9 but also continuing with our normal operations and therefore all our patients who have been attending clinics should not skip any visit,” he said.
He also called on mothers to attend antenatal clinics while those who have children should make sure the children are immunised in the health facilities.
Chepkok said the county so far had not recorded any Covid-19 positive case saying they had established screening centres in all its six entry and exit points.
He encouraged people to continue washing their hands saying the county had recorded a 60% drop in infectious diseases.

By Alice Wanjiru

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