By BRUHAN MAKONG More by this Author By FARHIYA HUSSEIN More by this Author The County Government of Garissa has announced the immediate closure of the Dagahley Livestock market in Dadaab Sub-county following confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Wajir County and neighbouring Somalia.The move comes just a day after Wajir closed similar livestock markets due to their proximity to the border with Somalia.On Friday, Wajir County reported two confirmed cases of Covid-19 who had a history of travel to Somalia. Both cases hail from Garissa and had gone to Mogadishu for a livestock trade trip before being intercepted at Diff on their way back to the country.“Due to the confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Wajir County and neighbouring Somalia, we have decided it is for the betterment of the health of our residents to close down the largest livestock market,” said Garissa County Executive for Health Ahmednadhir Omar.“The traders are known to move across the border to Somalia to get stocks, this poses a risk of transmission from both human and the procured livestock.”The CEC said the closure was pursuant to the provision of Public Health CAP 242 that requires health authorities to put in place necessary measures to control… Read full this story
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