The Kirinyaga County government on Tuesday, 31st March, distributed 100 water tanks to boost a hand-washing campaign to curb the spread of the novel Covid-19 pandemic.
Even though no case has been reported in the county, Governor Anne Waiguru said it was important to enforce the preventative measures.
The county has instituted a major clean-up and fumigation of markets, health facilities, bus stations and public sanitation blocks to contain the spread of the virus.
The county has set up a 14-bed isolation ward at Kerugoya Referral Hospital as a precautionary measure against coronavirus.
The governor said the county has identified six boarding schools to be used as isolation centers if the coronavirus cases rise beyond the hospitals capacity.
They are Karoti Girls Secondary School in Mwea East, Kagio Boys Secondary School in Mwea West, Mwea Boys Secondary School in Mwea West, Kerugoya Boys Secondary School in Kirinyaga Central, Kianyaga Boys Secondary School in Kirinyaga East and Baricho Boys Secondary School in Kirinyaga West.
The county has also trained medical practitioners, including doctors, nurses, lab technologists and other health workers on corona prevention and handling protocols such as screening, referral and treatment.