COVID-19:County to offer counseling to those under quarantine and isolation

Nakuru Health CECM Dr.Gichuki Kariuki.PHOTO/NGPU.

All persons under quarantine and isolation in Nakuru County due to the COVID-19 will receive counseling form the county government of Nakuru.

This according to the statement released by the County CEC member for Health Dr.Gichuki Kariuki.

The CEC member was responding after one person who was under quarantine at the Kenya Industrial Training-KITI quarantine center in Nakuru passed away.

Initial police investigations attributed the death to suicide.

The CEC member says in the statement that the lady is said to have jetted into the country on March 25, 2020 form a country with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

She was then taken to KITI quarantine center as per the national government’s directive that all in-bound passengers to Kenya undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine to avert the spread of COVID-19.

It is for this reason that the County Government of Nakuru through the Department of Health has declared that all persons under quarantine and isolation will receive counseling services.

“The County department of health will continue to provide counseling services to all those under quarantine and in isolation centers” read the statement from the CEC.

Nakuru County is using the Kenya Industrial Training-KITI as the County quarantine center.

This even as the dusk to dawn curfew enters day two today with the first day already witnessed cases of police brutality on Kenyans.

Meanwhile, the government has began the distribution of free sanitizers countrywide as part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus that has killed one person and infected 30 others.

The sanitizers labeled “Not for Sale” will be available at the Deputy County Commissioners’ and Chiefs’ offices countrywide where Kenyans are required to collect them.

The government said it decided to produce the free sanitizers whose prices skyrocketed due to demand.

East African Breweries Limited is among firms that undertook to distribute the sanitizers to the public after production by Haco Industries.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has imposed a night curfew that starts from 7pm to 5am, from Friday, in measures aimed at preventing the spread of the virus.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said, their investigation had shown that Kenyans were violating the ministry’s regulations more at night that during the day.