Panic In Kabarnet Boys After 38 Students Test Positive For COVID-19

Panic has engulfed the Kabarnet Boys High School in Baringo County after thirty-eight form four students tested positive for COVID-19.

According to Baringo County Commissioner Henry Wafula 38 out of 48 students who had been tested for Covid-19 last week turned positive.

The county commissioner added that the Ministry of Health led by the Public Health Officers and Health CEC Mary Panga have begun a fumigation exercise in the school.

He further said that students have been isolated within the school, and that teachers and non-teaching staff are undergoing a mandatory COVID-19 test to ascertain their status.

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“We have isolated the boys in one dormitory, we have tested teachers and non-teaching staff, and those who are yet to be tested will be tested tomorrow,” Wafula said.

Wafula added that learning will continue in the school under strict Covid-19 protocols and movement in and out of the school have been restricted.

According to reports, one of the students in the school developed Covid-related complications last week and later tested positive when he sought medical attention, prompting the school and health worker to conduct contact tracing.

The Covid-19 second wave have hit hard learning institutions since schools were reopened for Grade 4, Standard 8 and Form 4 learner early last month.

Barely a month after schools were partially reopened, at least 35 schools across the country have reported positive coronavirus cases.

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