Nakuru County government has announced that 68 students and five teachers at Bahati Girls’ Secondary School have tested positive for Covid-19.
In a statement issued on Thursday, 5th November, County Health CEC Dr Kariuki Gichuki, said that 115 other students are on quarantine.
“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 Gichuki.
He added that a medical team is monitoring the condition of the students and teachers in isolation and quarantine at the school.
He further assured the public that the Health Department is monitoring the Covid-19 situation across Nakuru County.
“A team from the Health Department has been conducting Covid-19 prevention and management for learning institutions. The on-going program targets teachers, non-teaching staff, and learners in all schools across the county,” he said.
Gichuki urged Nakuru residents to continue observing preventive measures issued by the Ministry of Health to curb the spread of the virus.
Since reopening in October, several institutions including Maranda High School in Siaya County, Kolanya Boys High School in Busia County, Star of the Sea Secondary School, Tononoka High School, Voi Primary School in Taita Taveta, Friends school Kamusinga and Kimilili Boys high school both in Webuye have reported cases of Covid-19.
So far two teachers have succumbed to the virus, one in Kakamega and the other in Tononoka, Mombasa.
Despite the surge in Covid-19 infections in schools, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has ruled out their closure, arguing that the government is in full control of the situation.