Since last month, the number of positive cases of coronavirus among students and teachers have also been rising at schools.

Despite the numerous measures that have been put in place to curb and reduce the spread, the corona virus has found its way to schools.

Students sitting for their national exams had to report back to school for completion of the syllabus and preparation of exams. But as expected this too has been affected.

On Thursday 5th November, the Nakuru County Government said that 68 students and 5 teachers at Bahati Girls Secondary School tested positive for covid 19. The lot is currently in isolation.

In a statement released to the press, the county health CEO said that one hundred and fifteen other students are on quarantine. The CEO also added that a medical team is overseeing the condition of students and teachers who are in quarantine and isolation at the school.

The CEO ascertained that the department is regulating the epidemic across Nakuru County. And that the ongoing program for prevention and management of covid-19 targets teachers, no teaching staff, and learners in all schools across Nakuru County.

Voi primary school

On Wednesday, 4th November, Voi Primary School in Taita Taveta County was closed. This was after three teachers tested positive for the corona virus.

The County Education CEO said that 27 other teachers had been put on quarantine while three hundred students sent home. However, testing wasn’t conducted for all students due to lack of testing kits.

11 students at Maranda High School

Barely a week ago the number of Covid-19 cases at Maranda High School hit 11. As a result, the Siaya County department of Education assured parents that there was no need to worry or panic. Because the situation was under control.

So far quite several students, teachers, and non-teaching staff have contracted the virus across the country.

By Wanjiru Mbaru

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