Obado Declares Migori Covid-19 Free,Stops Wearing Masks (Video)

KEY POINTS:

  • Governor Obado claims Covid-19 curve has been flattened in Migori.
  • Obado declared that he would not be wearing a mask.
  • He has also ordered the reopening of the county.
  •  Obado's sentiments contradicts health officials directive who are blaming the public for ignoring some of the measures put in place.

Embattled Migori Governor Okoth Obado on Wednesday 9, alleged that the county need to resume its normal operations since Covid-19 has been managed and the curve flattened.

Speaking to the press Obado stated that the county has witnessed high recovery rate since the first Covid-19 case was reported on March 13, 2020.

The governor declared that he would not be wearing a mask, saying that he agreed with the neighbouring Country Tanzania that had declared it was Covid-19 free.

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Governor Okoth Obado: Photo Courtesy

“I also think I might have contracted the disease at one point because there was a time I was coughing persistently but I feel just fine now,” Obado stated.

He claimed that research conducted by the Covid-19 response team in his county concluded that the curve had been flattened and activities needed to be normalised.

“So we are not stopping people from going to the markets or going to the churches,” he asserted.

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At the same time, the Ministry of Health has pointed out that Kenyans risk rolling back the gains made in reducing transmission of the virus.

Speaking during the Covid-19 briefing on Wednesday, September 9, Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman indicated that laxity among Kenyans in following guidelines set by the government, had been witnessed.

Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman: Photo Courtesy

“Our surveillance teams have observed that containment measures are not been adhered to including wearing of face masks. There is continued overloading in matatus both in rural and urban areas.

“Overcrowding in public spaces, especially market places with many people not observing physical spaces. Also political gatherings have been on the rise,” he observed.

So far, the country has recorded 35,460 COVID-19 cases. Of these, 21,557 had recovered and 607 has succumbed.

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