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COVID-19: Why Governor Wa Iria is opposed to people from other counties visiting Murang’a

by | Mar 20, 2020 | Counties | 0 comments

In a desperate bid to avoid the spread of COVID-19, Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wa Iria on Friday, March 20, banned visitors from other counties from travelling to Murang’a arguing that the travels may aid in the spread of the dreaded disease.

Wa Iria insisted that the travel ban between counties will aid in containing the spread of the COVID-19 adding that if the ban doesn’t work at the county level, they will extend the ban to the sub-county level, then to the wards before eventually getting to villages.

“I know this will be unpopular but I do not want visitors in Murang’a form other counties, Murang’a people should also stay in Murang’a, experts say this virus is spread by people moving from one place to the other.

“This coronavirus is following movement of people, we do not want you to travel and infect people or travel and bring the disease here, we have to be careful,” he stated.

Wa Iria announced the ban while handing over 1,000 litres of hand sanitizers for use at bus stations across the county.

At the same time, Wa Iria urged Murang’a residents to minimise movement within the county.

So far, the ministry of health has announced only seven cases in the country. However, health experts have advised on quarantine and prompt testing of people who show symptoms to curb spread.


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