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Residents cautioned against taking coronavirus casually

Residents in Kisii have been urged to desist from taking the Coronavirus casually by living carelessly despite the Ministry of Health directives on health precautions.
Speaking in his office, Tuesday morning, Deputy County Commissioner (DCC), Leonard Mgute, decried the reluctance by motorists, bodaboda riders and their passengers to wear face masks, describing it a serious negligence.
Mgute noted that those not adhering to the regulations will be prosecuted and denied operating licenses.
He cautioned the clergy against holding gatherings of any manner, saying anyone breaking the ban on such meetings will be prosecuted.
The DCC appealed to residents to avoid idling at markets and shopping centers since crowding was found to be a catalyst to infections.
Noting that schools were currently closed because of the global pandemic, Mgute urged parents to keep their children at home to prevent them from interacting by the road sides, where some have been seen innocently playing and holding hands.
Mgute also urged the local politicians to prevail on the public to do what is necessary to contain the Covid-19.
Seventh Day Adventist Church, South Kenya Conference President, Dr. Julius Bichang’a, clarified that the Church was carrying out its activities according to government regulations.
Dr. Bichang’a noted that only home churches were being held by family members whose number does not exceed 15 persons.
He said that the move to have home churches was informed by the fact that the extended Kisii families live in communities, making it easy for them to hold the services in their compounds while adhering strictly to social distancing and washing of hands.
The clergy said forums were helping the faithful to keep spiritual growth and social support during the trying times.
The clergyman explained that the theme of the service was coordinated from the conference headquarters through spiritual verses sent to home church elders.
He applauded families for uniting and supporting each other, saying containment of Covid-19 needed concerted effort.
By Jane Naitore and Clinton Nyamumbo

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