Oparanya: Take Covid-19 testing to all counties

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Council of Governors (CoG) Chairman Wycliffe Oparanya

Governors now want the national government to develop an intense procedure to ensure Covid-19 testing is conducted in all the 47 counties. This, they say, will boost the number of those tested in order to ensure proper medical attention.

The governors made the appeal Wednesday, the day the country witnessed the highest number of cases reported in 24 hours at 123.

Council of Governors (CoG) Chairman Wycliffe Oparanya said that with the increasing number of those testing positive on a daily basis, it will only be fair if the testing centres are made available across all counties.

Mr Oparanya, who was giving the 10 counties preparedness address on Covid-19 in Kisumu, said that from the current trend, there is likely to be many cases in the country, but because of the limited testing, those affected could be continuing to infect others in the community.

“What is critical is that national government must come up with an intense procedure to ensure that testing is done in every county.