By Mukavi Emmanuel
Bungoma police officers experienced a had time to arrest Covid-19 health rule-breakers in the Town centres who had not put on masks. This comes as a measure to control the spread of the deadly Virus since its outbreak in March 2020in Kenya.
A month ago, Bungoma Deputy County Commissioner Duncan Okwachhad warned people who will not adhere to Covid-19 Health protocol that they shall be held responsible according to the law.
“We are going to take the action as by the law to ensure people wear masks in public places and as the government that is our core value to protect and safeguard peoples life,” said Mr Okwach. People in Bungoma had turned life to normal amid the Corona Virus and time had come to change that behaviour insisted the Deputy County Commissioner.
The Ministry of Health through Cabinet secretary Mutahi Kagwe had warned people that the government had directed the law reinforcers to arrest those who will fail to wear masks, especially in public places.
The government has laid measures in place to contain the spread of the deadly disease. Recently President Uhuru Kenyatta inaugurated a modern 100-bed capacity hospital to be built in a record of three months time to cater for Covid-19 patients.
The project will cost 846M facility with 15 bed ICU and 45 beds a partnership project of the Kenya and United Nations together with Nairobi Hospital.
President Uhuru Kenyatta said that the treatment centre will reinforce the position of Nairobi as the United Nations Medeva centre in the Southern Hemisphere.
In Kenya Covid-19 hits to 68,193 total confirmed cases as 25 people succumbed to death as from 13th November 2020. A total of 1470 tested positive from a sample of 8,072.
The Covid-19 virus disease epicentre was in China in December 2019 and has spread all over the world.Covid-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes or exhales.