68 students have tested positive for Covid-19 at Bahati Girls Secondary School in Nakuru County.
Nakuru County Health CEC Kariuki Gichuki confirmed the outbreak through a press statement released on Thursday, November 5, 2020.
Five teachers also tested positive. The patients were immediately placed under mandatory isolation.
115 other students were further placed under quarantine as contact tracing was initiated.A medical practitioner dressed in protective gear at a Coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020Simon KiraguKenyans.co.ke
"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.
"A medical team is monitoring the condition of the students and teachers in isolation and quarantine at the school," Gichuki stated.
The CEC assured the public that the Health Department is monitoring the Covi-19 situation across Nakuru County.
Other schools, Kolanya Boys High School in Busia County, Voi Primary School (Taita Taveta), Friends School Kamusinga and Kimilili Boys High School both in Webuye have also been witnessed Covid-19 outbreaks.
Two teachers also died, one in Kakamega and other in Tononoka Mombasa.
On Thursday, November 5, President Uhuru Kenyatta declined to fully reopen schools and directed the Ministry of Education to have other students stay at home until January 2021.
Grade 4, Class 8 and Form 4 students were directed to remain at school and continue with studies ahead of sitting national exams in March 2021.
Kenyatta directed MPs to engage National Government Administration Officers, National Government Affirmative Action Fund, and Constituency Development Fund boards to make investments for additional handwashing points, masks for each child and ensure physical distancing in schools.Kolanya Boys' High School in Busia CountyFile
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