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Only three people are currently in quarantine in the sub-county, Moyale DCC

Thorough observations have been enhanced along the Kenya-Ethiopia and other neighboring Counties in Moyale as the government steps up efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19 containment measure.
Moyale Deputy County Commissioner Patrick Mumali said as part of the measures to contain the spread of Covid-19, multi-agency teams comprising national and county government agencies have put in place roadside screening points at all entry points of the Sub-County at Oddha, Watiti and Debel whereas at yesterday morning 219,137 had been screened
Mumali, while speaking to the press in his Moyale office Thursday after disseminating Presidential 8- point economic stimulus programme said multi-agencies from both the National and County governments have also been incorporated in the exercise to ensure compliance and that enhanced patrols on the porous Kenya-Ethiopia border to cut off any illegal entry in the country by people who may try to cross into the country illegally
The DCC also disclosed that of the 23 persons who were suspected to be COVID-19 positive had undergone 14 day quarantine in the two quarantine facilities at the Moyale Boys High Shool and the Moyale NDMA Guest house where 20 of them have so far been released after they turned negative and currently there were only three the facilities.
“We fully activated 215 Nyumba Kumi clusters who are very helpful and I commend them for the assistance they have been giving us identify any strangers or suspicious persons who come within the community; health workers are also working in collaboration with their counterparts from Ethiopia,” Mumali said.
The DCC said the sub-county has adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), testing kits adding that already 70 health personnel have been trained with a further 90 personnel from administration and security personnel on how to handle suspected cases of COVID-19
On support of vulnerable families, the DCC said since January this year, the government has transferred monies to 1,288 households which include Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC), Persons with severe disability (PWSD) and Older Persons (OPCT) dignity and freedom to choose on their requirements besides tickling and boosting the local economy.
“We are targeting the most vulnerable and the government has also distributed 550 bags of rice and 20 cartons of cooking oil to the vulnerable members of the community within the sub-county,” the DCC added.
By Gatana Muchira

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