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Residents advised to heed government order to be indoors

The government has urged residents of Marsabit County to heed the curfew order which started last Friday, and stay indoors as measures are stepped up against the spread of the deadly coronavirus which has so far claimed one life in the country.
Marsabit County Commissioner Evans Achoki called on wananchi to cooperate with the law enforcement agents saying the curfew was for the wellbeing of the nation.
Mr Achoki emphasized that no movement of unauthorized persons would be allowed in the town and estates for the duration of the dusk to dawn curfew adding that security officers were on firm instructions to decisively deal with violators of the presidential directive.
The county commissioner who is also the chairman of the county security and intelligence committee reminded motorists and public service transport providers that the regulation prohibits them from any movement during the 12 hour period.
“The curfew restricts all sort of movement save for security officers on duty and persons providing essential services as exempted by the executive order,” he stated.
Mr Achoki who was flanked by the county police commander Steve Oloo appealed to the residents to continue observing personal hygiene by washing their hands regularly and observing social distance in order to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Meanwhile Marsabit Governor Mohamud Ali has called for enhanced civic education about the virus among the locals whom he observed were yet to fully grasp ways of saving themselves from contracting the disease.
Governor Ali especially pointed on social distancing which he said was wanting and asked the local public administration to team up with ward administrator to wage a coordinated sensitization campaign against the pandemic.
The governor who has in the last three days led the county emergency preparedness and response committee in assessing the situation in the four constituencies of Laisamis, North Horr, Moyale and Saku assured medical personnel of the government support.
He stressed on the importance of regular hand wash among residents while screening teams at health facilities and strategic points across the county road network to be strict by ensuring no individual escapes thermal scanning.
Governor Ali called on the county and sub-county security teams to enforce the ban placed on the Kenya-Ethiopia border by ensuring that all panya routes have been sealed off.
By Sebastian Miriti

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