Bereaved family members in Machakos County have been cautioned against visiting Funeral homes without observing the laid down Covid-19 government guidelines and health measures.
Some of the visitors are reported to have been visiting Machakos and Montezuma Funeral homes without wearing Masks and observing social distance, which is tantamount to spreading the dreaded virus.
Addressing KNA in Machakos, Machakos Senior Chief Joshua Kimeu, urged the public to take responsibility, and asked those going into the funeral homes to adhere to the covid-19 guidelines without being pushed to do so.
“This virus is not friendly to anyone and no one should take it as a joke. Everyone visiting the funeral homes should ensure that they have their own sanitizers,” urged Kimeu.
“It is your responsibility to take care of yourselves. We will not sit down and pretend like nothing is happening, while the people neglect covid 19 protocols. No one without face masks will be allowed to enter the funeral homes premises,” warned Kimeu.
Kimeu added that people should not go to the funeral homes in large numbers. He proposed for a maximum of ten people per family to go for the body of their loved ones for proper social distancing.
Kimeu pointed out that Covid 19 has left many families mourning their loved ones and it should not be taken for granted.
The Senior Chief also advised the hawkers and all the traders who sell outside the funeral homes to also follow the covid-19 containment measures and avoid crowding near the homes.
Recently, the two funeral homes, Montezuma and Machakos Funeral homes have been reported to have large crowds of people collecting bodies, especially on Fridays and Saturdays thus causing huge traffic heading into Machakos town.