Following the mandatory testing of all Bungoma County Assembly MCA’s and staff members that was conducted last week, some results have turned positive.
The results of the tests are as follows;Six Members of County Assembly have tested positive for Covid 19 while Seven Members of staff have also tested positive.
This has prompted the assembly Speaker Emmanuel Situma to extend the closure for another 14 days.
“The County Assembly of Bungoma will remain closed for a further 14 days
effective Wednesday 28, 2020,” he said in a press release.
Situma stated that the assembly was closed two weeks ago as a precautionary measure before mass testing was done on ward leaders, staff and other service providers working at the Assembly.
“This was a result that some members of the assembly were working with the area governor who had gone into self isolation after it was revealed that he might have contracted the disease,” said Situma.
He was among the assembly members who took their tests at Bungoma county referral hospital.
“The affected members and staff have been advised to self-isolate and follow the Ministry of Health guidelines with regard to management of Covid 19,” read the press release.
He added, “The wider County Assembly of Bungoma fraternity is equally urged to self isolate in the interest of the wider public,”.
He advised the general public to continue following all Ministry of health protocols towards combating the spread of Covid 19.
So far three people have succumbed to corona in Bungoma county in the last four days.
The trio come from Bumula, Sirisia and Mt Elgon sub counties.
The county public health director Moses Wambusi called on area residents to follow all the government health protocols so that they can not contract the disease.