Nandi residents have been urged to seriously observe the ministry of health guidelines on Covid-19 following a recent uptick in positive cases in the County.
“The recent increase speaks volumes; this virus has not gone away, and it is critical that everyone keeps diligently following the ministry of health guidance by wearing face masks, social distancing, washing your hands often and staying home when sick,” the CECM for Health Ruth Koech has said. “For the wellbeing and health of everyone in our community, please do your part, remind your family and friends to do their part, and together, we can reduce the number of people this virus reaches.”
The Health CECM further advised residents against attending burials and political meetings that draws large crowds as it was very hard to adhere to the health protocols like social distancing and hand washing in those scenarios.
“Such are the likely places where social distance is hard to observe, hence fertile grounds that trigger Covid-19 infections,” she elaborated.
“To be very clear, these are not orders, mandates or requirements, a year in, we all know what works and this has to be a collective effort. We have to do this together. Our health depend on it,” she added.
“Following guidance on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 could be lifesaving, and we cannot stress enough, please take the Ministry of Health set protocols and the general public health guidance we’ve been sharing seriously,” the Director for Health Dr. David Bungei said.
Covid-19 infections have surged across the county in recent weeks, approaching the county’s pandemic high at 62 new cases over the last week.
The County Government of Nandi is urging all residents to wear masks, social distance, wash their hands, stay home and get vaccinated.