By MN Reporter
Migori County residents will be forced by local authorities and police to do community physical work as punishment for not wearing face masks in public.
Addressing press in his office hours after rolling out of the security personnel vaccination, Migori County Commissioner Boaz Cherutich said that they must scale up their operation and will be forced to punish residents who do not wear face masks by making them.
Cherutich said they requested the court not to issue fines to the victims but to punish them through community services such as cleaning streets, social places and other works which will benefit the community.
The commissioner said they are going to intensify security surveillance along its borders with Tanzania by conducting rapid testing and control of cross border movement.
He also said the number of COVID-19 cases was continuing to increase in Migori prompting the village administration to strengthen protocols in the village cautioning locals against prolonged funeral/burial ceremonies and transferring bodies to mortuaries.
Cherotich advised locals to be very cautious and adhere to the containment measures saying the third wave of Covid-19 is very dangerous and may last longer.
Elsewhere, Migori based businessman Jagdish Patel distributed 15,000 free face masks to town residents.
The Shree Jay Ambee Mattresses proprietor said the country is experiencing a third wave of Covid 19 infection despite a vaccine being released and the gesture will help in maintaining health protocol.
He said the face masks are manufactured by Tuf Foam Mattresses Limited under the World Health Organization 3-ply face masks