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MOH orders Closure of Churches as Covid-19 spike

The Ministry of Health in Kisii County has ordered the closure of churches in Birongo Ward in Nyaribari Chache Sub- County following an upsurge in Covid-19 cases among church members and the surrounding community.

In a letter addressed to church leaders within the Ward, Nyaribari Chache Sub- County Public Health Officer, Ms Florence Tirimba, said that all places of worship will remain closed for a period of fourteen days beginning, Friday, 11th June 2021.

“It’s reported that some known individuals have died due to complications arising from this pandemic,” read part of the letter.

Ms Florence also said that all members were expected to comply with the directive and follow strictly all Covid-19 preventive measures in the community.

The Directive to close the churches comes days after the staff at the County Government of Kisii were directed to work from home following a report of over ten positive cases of Covid-19 at the County Treasury.

By Mercy Osongo

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