A Mount Elgon politician has urged area residents to follow the health directives issued by the government inorder to fight Coronavirus.
Speaking after donating foodstuffs to vulnerable residents of Chesito in Cheptais sub county, Edwin Chemoywo says that failure to observe the directives can lead to many people contracting the now global pandemic.
“We will be the losers if the disease hits our constituency, take care, observe the social distance, put on face masks, reduce unnecessary movements, wash your hands and or sanitize it,” urged Chemoywo.
Chemoywo said that the fight against the global pandemic COVID-19 is a tough battle which requires much commitment.
“This is disease is real and it has killed thousands of people worldwide, let’s not joke with it, we must adhere to all regulations to avoid contracting it,” he warned.
He is worried at the rate in which the pandemic is spreading in the country and urged area residents to put in place and precautionary measures that will help see that they don’t contract it. On behalf of the residents, Area Chief Mr. Dixon Berenge Juma sincerely appreciated the said politician for his contribution and thanked the team incharge of distribution for their transparency.
Mama Joyline Chebet a beneficiary of of Chemoywo’s philantharopy lauded him for coming in handy and helping the area residents get food.
“Chemoywo is God sent, these foodstuffs will help me reduce government looking for it which can endanger my life because i can easily contract the disease during the process,” she said.
Over 300 people have contracted the disease after its outbreak and thousands are in quarantine centres to help reduce spreading it to others.
Bungoma county government has closed all open air markets, banned all public meetings and reduced the burial days to 24 hours.
“These measures are meant to help reduce spreading the dangerous disease in my county,” said governor Wycliffe Wangamati.