COVID-19: Bars put Kisii at a high risk as national positive tally rises to 14,168

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Bars and restaurant owners in Kisii County have been advised to strictly follow the protective COVID 19 measures laid by the Ministry of Health. As a way of fighting the deadly virus, they were ordered by the Government to shut down bars and remain with only restaurants.

In Kisii, it has emerged that some bars are still in operation until odd hours. On Monday evening during an inspection within Kisii CBD, the County security and Health team lead by Kisii County Police Commander Jebel Munene and Kisii County CEC for administration Edna Kangwana revealed that though adhering to the regulations, some bars were still in operation.

County Security Team in one of the restaurants on Monday Night.
County Security Team in one of the restaurants on Monday Night.

“We have been going around synthesizing these business people and we are telling them this, We have new cases which are here in Kisii making a total of 13 cases. One of the main problems we have is bars. They were closed a long time ago and so those running bars from today henceforth they should close the bars and remove all the liquor from counters then run a restaurant only,” Said Munene.

“We have been sent here by Governor James Ongwae. What we are doing is to engage our people to synthesize and to make them own up the directives given. Where we are we are not headed in the right direction. Instead of calling them to a meeting, we decided to come and see what they are doing. What we have noticed is they have flouted the COVID 19 Rules. Though they have followed some regulations like thermo guns and social distance, the order or closing bars remains,” Said Kangwana.

As of Tuesday, Kenya had recorded a total of 14, 168 positive cases. 642 patients have already been cured with death tolls to 250.