Kilifi County sets aside sh.75 million to fight Coronavirus

Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi addressing the media. The governor has announced that the last COVID-19 cases have been discharged from the Jibana Isolation centre COURTESY

Kilifi County government has set aside sh.75 million emergency funds to set up isolation centres in the county to aid in the fight against the virus.

The funds will facilitate the setting up of four isolation centres in the county for suspected COVID-19 cases.

The isolation centres will be set up at Jibana, Ganze, Msumarini and Gede health facilities.

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While addressing the media outside his office, Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi also said all bus and matatu terminals within the County will have sanitizers where commuters will have to wash their hands before and after boarding public vehicles to enhance hygiene.

He urged the public to restrain from movement to and out of urban centres to the rural areas and at the same time ordered the closure of all bars and restaurants in the major towns of Malindi, Mtwapa and Kilifi among others.

“We are determined to ensure the safety of our citizens against the disease and hope they will cooperate to ensure success in keeping off possible cases of outbreak of the pandemic. We will use all resources at our disposal to succeed,” he said.

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He urged the national government to enhance screening of visitors at entry points within the sea and land for the safety of the public.

Reported COVID-19 cases in the country rose to seven on Wednesday after three more people tested positive.

The government is also in the process of tracing 85 people who came in contact with a COVID-19 patient who left Mbagathi hospital and was later tracked down by security agencies.