2 Secondary Schools Closed After 15 Tested Positive for Covid-19

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Two secondary schools from Mombasa have been closed down after a total of 15 people were confirmed to have been infected with the coronavirus.

According to reports, Star of The Sea Secondary School was closed on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, after four teachers tested positive.

It is reported that a senior teacher and three other colleagues turned positive after undergoing tests, forcing the school which is located in Ganjoni, to be shut with immediate effect.

Another school from the region, Tononoka High school was also closed indefinitely after 11 of its teachers tested positive for the virus.

Tononoka Secondary School Details, Results and Contacts
Tononoka High School Students. Photo/File

It is not yet clear on whether the students from the two schools were tested before going home.

Confirming the two incidences, Mombasa County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo stated that the two learning institutions had been closed for two weeks to allow fumigation to take place.

“This is to inform you that all school operations have been temporarily suspended with effect from today, Monday, October 19 to allow fumigation. The school normal operations will resume on Monday, November 2,” reads a notice from Tononoka school.

The incident came a week after schools re-opened on October 12 following Education CS George Magoha’s directive on the resumption of phased re-opening. Other non-candidate classes were expected to resume studies as from the 26th of this month.

On Monday, Uasin Gishu county assembly was closed down after the late Huruma Ward MCA Peter Chomba was confirmed to have succumbed to the disease.

All the staffers and Members of the County Assembly were directed to undergo COVID-19 testing before proceeding to self-isolations.

Nandi county assembly followed suit on Monday closing for 14 days after 8 staff members tested positive for the virus. Staff and the affected members were directed to continue working from home.

The office of the governor and his deputy as well as the finance were among the affected departments.

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