Isiolo County bans miraa trade in bid to prevent Coronavirus

Written By: Emily Bade

This comes two days after the county government banned the sale of the stimulant in Laikipia ordering all dealers to close their business to stop overcrowding in the fight against the spread of Coronavirus.

Isiolo County has banned the sale of Miraa in a bid to prevent the possible spread of the dreaded Covid-19 disease.

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Isiolo County Commissioner Herman Shambi announced the ban of miraa trade across all shopping centres within the County effective immediately warning that police will deal with those who defy the orders.

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Addressing journalists after chairing the County Covid 19 Emergency Response Team meeting, Isiolo County commissioner Herman Shambi said the closure of all the miraa markets in the county is important so as to cushion members of the public from the possible spread of the deadly Coronavirus.

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Shambi also cautioned parents against allowing their children to go out playing in groups as this exposes them to the risk of contracting the virus.

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Meanwhile, traders in the largest vegetable market along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway have expressed their concern over the current status of the facility as it lacks water.

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The traders at Ihindu market in Naivasha called for urgent safety measures by Nakuru County government as the market attracts hundreds of traders.


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