BORDER SURVEILLANCE AS EFFORTS TO DECONGEST LAKE VICTORIA ISLANDS IS MOOTED TO HELP CURB CORONA VIRUS WITH TANZANIA

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There is urgent need to depopulate Lake Victoria Islands this being a step to slow down the spread of Corona Virus in all the human inhabited Islands.

Visiting Nyanza Region Commissioner James Kianda while speaking at Migori Governor’s office said they want Migingo, Remba and Fang’ano Islands to have number of people who can manage social distance as key step in controlling spread of Corona Virus.

He urged fishermen to consider reducing activities at the Islands and resume their work after Corona Virus has been managed.Kianda however expressed confidence on controlling the spread of Covid-19 if people without being coerced by police follow the directions given by the ministry of health.

Controlling the spread of corona virus should be everybody’s responsibility, a situation Kianda said should be embraced by every Kenyan.The RC further assured the residents that the government has deployed enough security personnel along the borders to ensure nobody enters the country unnoticed.

He said Kenya will protect her citizens against imported Corona Virus cases while observing East African Cooperation protocols. Kianda thanked the County Government of Migori for working closely with the National Government in making sure the residents stay safe from Corona Virus.

Speaking the same time, Migori County Governor Zachary Obado thanked Nyumba Kumi and the residents at large for reporting cases corona virus leading cases. He said those breaking curfew or movement restriction have been reported by the concern residents.

Obado said they have 25 quarantine centers to deal with those who break curfew rules. He maintained that everyone must observe curfew rules failure which they will be locked in quarantine centers.

The two leaders were speaking after closed door meeting to discuss border security especially how to prevent imported corona virus cases. They agreed on tightening movement restrictions at the border and how to continue involving people in the fight.

By Basil Okoth