68 students and 5 teachers at Bahati Girls Secondary School in Nakuru County have tested positive for Covid-19.
Nakuru County Health CEC Dr. Kariuki Gichuki, in a statement to the press on Thursday, November 5, said that the positive cases have been placed in isolation whil 115 other students are on quarantine within the school premises.
“One student, who tested positive for COVID-19, developed some complications and is being attended to at the Nakuru PGH COVID-19 isolation and management centre,” said Dr. Gichuki.
The CEC added that a medical team has been deployed to the school to monitor the condition of the students and teachers in isolation and quarantine at the school.
Gichuku further assured Nakuru residents that his department is monitoring the pandemic across the county.
He added that the county government have already rolled out COVID-19 prevention and management program for learning institutions.
“The on-going program targets teachers, non-teaching staff and learners in all schools across the county.”
“We urge residents to continue observing preventive measures issued by the Ministry of Health. Stay safe,” he added.
This comes just a day after Voi Primary School in Taita Taveta County was shut down after three teachers tested positive for Covid-19.
Taita Taveta County Education Director Simon Wanjohi while confirming the reports said that 300 learners in the school were sent home.
On Tuesday, November 3, sixty people at Salvation Army Kolanya Boys High School in Busia County have tested positive for Covid-19.
Of the 60 positive cases, 52 are students, six are teachers and two are support staff.
President Uhuru Kenyatta while addressing the nation after chairing the 6th Extraordinary Summit at State House Nairobi on Wednesday, November 4, announced basic education classes resume face to face learning in January 2021.
The President further directed that Grade 4, Class 8 and Form 4 students to remain at school and continue with studies under heightened measures.
“I direct that basic education to resume in January 2021. As we prepare for this reopening, I encourage MPs to engaged CDF boards to augment existing interventions geared towards the reopening of schools,” President Uhuru said.