Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho has ordered an immediate shut down of all the night clubs and discos in the county over Coronavirus threat.
Joho termed the 30 day closure as just but one of the major aspects the county is implementing to prevent the dangerous disease.
According to Joho, though bars and wines and spirits outlets will be operational, the owners should strictly adhere to sanitary rules and close at 11 pm without fail.
Joho who is co-chairing the County health emergency response committee with Mombasa County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo also urged churches and mosques to provide sanitisers to their faithful.
“This is not meant to victimise on anyone but the threat is globally and we are not taking any chances,” noted Joho, during a press briefing in his office on Saturday.
The county Chief also revealed that sanitisers and major hygiene programs will be enhanced at the Likoni ferry channel from Monday next week.
“We will try our level best to ensure everyone stick to precautionary measures especially at the Likoni ferry channel,” disclosed Joho.
The Mombasa governor also revealed that there will be an intensive and extensive public awareness campaign on the COVID-19 disease.
“We have special interest in what directly concern us like the Moi international airport, Likoni ferry channel, the Miritini SGR terminus and our public transport sector in the county, ” noted Joho.
On his part, Mombasa County commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo said only two close family members will be allowed to randomly visit a patient within all Mombasa count health facilities.
[Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho (addressing) with his Health emergence responce commitee co- chair and Mombasa county Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo (right) among other political leaders during press briefing. Photo GPS]
According to Kitiyo, though there is special wing set aside for the Coronavirus emergencies and isolation, stringent measures will be put in place to avoid human direct contact.
“As directed by the national government, no inter-school activities, no prisons visits neither will be there any public gathering and locals must strictly observe these directives,” noted Mt. Kitiyo.
Among those who participated in the emergency health committee forum are Mvita Legislature Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir his Kisauni counterpart Ali Mbogo, Mombasa Senator Mohammed Faki, Changamwe Lawmaker Omar Mwinyi County health Chief Officer Dr. Khadija Shikelly the County health Executive member Hazel Koitaba among other political and health officials.