Breaking News: Bungoma County government shut down over Covid-19 outbreak

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Bungoma County government has been shut down following the outbreak of Coronavirus.

All employees asked to work from home except those offering essential services in the governor’s office.
Announcing the shut down, health and sanitation executive Dr. Antony Walela said that it will help minimize it’s spread.
“So far three members of the executive have been affected by the global pandemic and they have been isolated after checking in at county health facilities, after consultation with Governor Wycliffe Wangamati we have decided to halt some services,” said Walela.

On Tuesday, the county assembly shut down for two weeks for MCAs to go and have a voluntary test on covid-19.
Assembly speaker Emmanuel Situma stated that they deemed it fit to close down so that willing MCAs could go for testing.
Musikoma MCA who is also the assembly health committee chairman George Makari accused Wangamati of using the covid-19 funds to host former MCAs and Councillors so that they can campaign for him.
“We haven’t been told where Sh213 million disappeared too, we only read of 600, 20 litres jericans being bought at Sh10, 000 each, so far we lost Sh6.9 million,” said Makari.

He also cautioned the governor against holding the Wangamati Ward Mashinani public meetings which might be a recipe for spreading coronavirus. 
Last Friday 118 inmates at Bungoma GK prison tested positive of covid and the two wards have been set aside to check on their health.
Walela stated that so far the County surveillance and rapid response team will monitor all the cases and work on them based on need.

“We have also advised our Governor that following the development, he should stay indoors in home based care as we monitor the situation, all people working in the governor’s office including CECs and Chief officers have been advised to go for voluntary tests and rest at home as the situation is being monitored,”said Walela.
He said that currently there are 13 patients at the Webuye Isolation Centre. 

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