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Why Council of Governors is Against Cessation of Movement's Removal

AggreyOtindo 06/26/2020

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Serving as the incumbent governor for Kakamega County and Council of Governors Chair Wycliffe Oparanya has today assured the National government of support from the council of governors with regard to the gradual opening of the economy with measured protocols in place citing that county governments are committed to enforcing the health guidelines put in place in the efforts to contain the spreading of the infection. 

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Writing on Council of governors twitter,Oparanya further said that the council of governors recommend cessation of movement not to be removed unless proposed strategies are adequately implemented rather citing that cessation of movement be removed from countries that have flattened the curve. This comes a day after President Uhuru Kenyatta noting that the decision to reopen the economy will be determined by the level of preparedness across the country in response to the Covid-19 infections.

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Speaking at State House on Thursday June 25, during a virtual meeting of the national and county governments coordinating summit Kenyatta said that the counties readiness to respond to the new imported cases of infection will largely determine the national readiness to reopen the nation as a whole. However he further noted that it will only happen after the counties meeting the necessary threshold.

During the meeting at the State House Nairobi, education CS George Magoha and counterpart Mutahi Kagwe informed the head of state on the progress report on the roll out of the minimum Covid-19 response measures needed ahead of the reopening of the economy was presented. The report was presented by Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya who serves as the council of governors’ chair.

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Oparanya further noted that county governments across the nation have acquired a total of 6,898 isolation beds against the national target of 30,500 units. The governor said that 12 counties had met the 300 per county isolation beds threshold while 34 devolved units were on the course to meet the target within a month.

Source: opera.com
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