Six suspected covid -19 cases in Busia country have been isolated.
Addressing the press on march 25, Busia county commissioner Joseph Kanyiri confirmed the isolation and called on those who attended the burial in Ugunja, Siaya that was presided over by the Rome – based priest who reportedly tested positive to corona, to come out and be tested as they continue with self-isolation.
Out of the six, four are members of a family in Siroba village in matayos who are said to have attended the burial in Ugunja, siaya on March 14, one in Nambale who travelled from Afaghan and another one in Malaba who had travelled from the United Kingdom.
“We did this so that they cannot continue interacting with others to minimize the spread. Though not yet confirmed, it is important that these people are isolated,” he said
According to the county commissioner, the six are under the watch of health officials in the county as they continue with the self-isolation process awaiting tests and results therefore calling on members of the public to keep calm
“The six are isolated and are under watch of our medical team. Members of the public should remain calm as they follow the directives issued by the government,”the commissioner said
He also urged those who have come in from abroad lately to come out to be tested as they maintain self-isolation of 14 days
On his part Busia governor sospeter ojaamong has banned other counties from bringing bodies to Busia county mortuaries and ordered all residents of the county to pick the bodies of their loved ones in 48 hours.
“Bodies must be picked within 48 hours. We also have measures in place to ensure that bodies from other counties are not brought to our mortuaries,” said Ojaamong’