Kwale Governor H.E Salim Mvurya today led a special sitting of the County Emergency Response Team on Covid-19 at the county headquarters in Kwale.
In his address to the media shortly after the meeting, Governor Mvurya assured that surveillance at the Kenya-Tanzania border in Lunga Lunga as well as at Kwale-Mombasa county border will be bolstered.
The Governor stated that all those entering Kwale through the Kenya-Tanzania border in Lunga Lunga are tested and put under quarantine before being allowed to join the community.
“We are also testing long distance truck drivers who use our Samburu-Kinango road on transit to Tanzania. By Monday we had tested 109 drivers,” he said.
Governor Mvurya however urged all Kwale county residents to cooperate with County Public Health Officers and the security agencies on the ground, by ensuring that they strictly follow all the regulations set by the government to fight the Coronavirus pandemic.
He also warned those holding illegal gatherings that they will be taken on forced quarantine.
Aside from that, Governor Mvurya thanked all partners and well-wishers supporting the county government of Kwale by giving out foodstuff and non-foodstuff donations to help cushion vulnerable communities.
The Governor received foodstuff donations from Mohammed Jaffer Foundation and Wasini Maritime Limited.
So far Kwale county has only recorded two positive cases of coronavirus infections according to the national statistics.