By Reuben Olita
Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has urged county residents to keep off public places to escape the raging fourth virant of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Addressing mourners during separate burials in Teso South and Teso North Sub Counties on Saturday , the Governor said the latest variant of the pandemic has thrown devolved units into panic mode.
“The fatal rate from the latest variant is food for thought as the victims succumb to the variant within a short time compared to the previous scourge,” he said.
The Governor was addressing mourners during the burials of Mama Rasalia Apadet, 76, at Ong’aroi village in Amukura South Ward, retired teacher Mzee Edward Jawo Imo, 73, at Kemuduk village in Korurums sub location in Malaba North Ward and Selah Anyokorit Imo, 82, at Katakwa village in Angurai South ward.
The County Chief said Busia County has not been spared from the Covid-19 surge which has resulted in the county being categorized as a hotspot among 13 counties in the Lake Region Economic Block.
“We need to enforce the Ministry of Health protocol that entails washing of hands with clean and running water, wearing face masks and observing social distance,” he said.
He added:” If you have no business in visiting social places like markets or any social place, please remain indoors and you will spare yourself from the pandemic.”
Busia Governors in Teso South and Teso North sub counties during seperate burials.