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Vihiga County bans night Clubs, scraps off mortuary fees

The County Government of Vihiga has moved to ban night clubs as a way of cutting down the spread of the Coronavirus in the Country.

In the latest statement on the Corona-Virus Pandemic, the night clubs have been suspended while other businesses will be required to provide clean water and soaps to the locals.

“Nightclubs have been suspended and all entertainment joints, business premises and social joints encouraged to have hand-washing points and sanitizers or risk closure,” reads a statement by the county.

During this period, the county has scrapped off mortuary fees at Vihiga County Referral Hospital mortuary to allow relatives to take their bodies home for immediate burial sessions.

“Residents with bodies at the Vihiga County Referral Hospital mortuary to pick the bodies of their beloved ones free of charge for immediate burial,” the statement further reads,

Just like other counties, market days have been banned and the county has set up hand-washing points in each entry to public offices. According to the statement, Kshs. 20M has been set aside and it will be directed towards preventive measures and emergency responses. The County is also negotiating with the national government to get more financial support.

Health workers in sub-county hospitals have undergone training on identification and referral of patients with symptoms similar to those of COVID-19.  The locals, on the other hand, will be required to contact Vihiga Referral Hospital’s via hotlines (0798638872 and 0711489604) to report cases or do inquiries.

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