A sub-county Covid-19 Response Team meeting held at Merti Sub-County Hospital on Wednesday heard that people are now taking the threat posed by the pandemic casually following the recovery of one case and release of at least 30 people from quarantine.
“Following the recovery of one covid-19 case from here, life seems to have gone back to normal and people are no longer wearing face masks, washing hands or observing social distances. Prayers have even resumed in some of the mosques with the worshipers ignoring all the regulations spelt out by the government in an effort to minimize spread of corona virus,” acting Deputy County Commissioner Andrew Omollo told the meeting.
Mr Omollo directed the Officer Commanding Merti Police Station who was also in attendance to mobilize his officers and apprehend anyone found flouting the regulations.
A spot check at Merti Township, Bulesa and Bisan Biliqo shopping centres revealed that many business outlets are no longer placing water and soap outside their premises and where they are available, they are empty.
Some 100 university students from across the county have volunteered to assist the Covid-19 Response team and have been carrying out sensitization campaigns among the mainly pastoralist community.
However, the students have complained of lacking facilitation by the county government which had promised to be doing so regularly.
“Initially the county government pledged to give us a stipend of Sh 8,000 per month to facilitate our movement. But the figure was reduced to Sh 2,000 which were yet to receive up to now,” said chairman of the Isiolo University Students Association Abdi Galgalo.
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