Meru county Directs workers to work from home following a surge in COVID-19.


The Meru County government will scale down the number of workers physically reporting to work to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Through their county secretary Rufus Miriti said that only officers from critical department will be allowed to report to work and serve the people but will be required to adhere with strict COVID-19 protocals.

He further directs all employs under the county government of Meru to take advantage of the leave and ensure they are vaccinated against the deadly disease

“Our records that only about 26,000 people in the entire have been vaccinated against COVID-19 which is a small compared to the county’s population,”he said.

The new development comes as infection cases in the country rise.

On Tuesday, The ministry Of Health announced 749 COVID-19 new cases from a samples size of 6,209 bringing the total to 212,573 confirmed cases.

While in Meru County through the Health executive Meshack Mutuma said 86 people had tested positive for the disease in the last two weeks with learning also not spared by the disease as two schools were closed.

“Out of the 86 who tested positive 22 are hospitalised,with 12 at Meru Teaching And Referral Hospital and ten at Kiirua mission hospital,”County health executive said.

He further called upon Meru residents to comply and adhere to COVID-19 regulation as the disease seem to spread at an alarming rate.

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