Stern warning issued to individuals propagating false information on COVID-19

PHOTO/NGPU:Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui at a past media address.

The county government of Nakuru has sounded a stern warning to those propagating unofficial information on corona virus.

Addressing media in Nakuru on Tuesday afternoon, Governor Lee Kinyanjui said the county will not take it lightly on individuals who keep on sharing alarming messages and speculations on social media.

He said they will liaise with the security team to ensure such individuals are dealt with to avert creating unnecessary panic among members of the public.

“We caution the public that unofficial and speculative information can render more harm than good. As a county we will not take it lightly and together with the security team we shall ensure that such individuals are dealt with” said Kinyanjui.

Meanwhile, there is no single confirmed case of Corona virus in Nakuru County.

According to Governor Kinyanjui, COVID-19 test results for two people who were in Nakuru’s quarantine facility turned negative with result of one more person expected on Wednesday.

“We wish to inform the public that COVID-19 test results for two people in our quarantine facility are negative. We will make public the results of one more person once we receive them.

The two people who were referred to our facility from Baringo County were examined and did not meet the case definition for them to be put under quarantine” said Kinyanjui.

The two were referred back to Baringo for self-quarantine and will be monitored during this period.

The county boss calling on members of the public to ensure they play their role in ensuring survival of mankind.

“We all have an opportunity to contribute to the survival of mankind through adherence to set procedures” said Kinyanjui.