_Ministry of Health has started targeted testing at Maranda School following a COVID-19 positive case by a student. Siaya County Director of Public Health Kennedy Orwenjo confirmed the case stating that a positive case was discovered at the institution last weekend.
The County Director said that they are currently tracing and testing individuals who may have had contacted the victim. He, however, noted that not every candidate at Maranda High School undergo testing.
He pronounced that the county still cannot test every 600 student in session at Maranda High School due to incapacity.
Kennedy Orwenjo additionally discharged claims that a teacher from Maranda High School is in isolation.
He revealed that targeted testing kicked off on Tuesday and they are currently waiting for outcomes of samples taken. The candidate who tested positive of COVID-19 is currently in Bondo Sub-County Hospital in the isolation unit.
Two learning institutions in Mombasa were lately closed due to positive cases of COVID-19 at the schools. Learners and teachers from Tononoka High School and Star of the Sea Secondary School tested positive for COVID-19 pushing the management to direct closure of the schools.
Tononoka Secondary Principal Mohammed Khamis succumbed On October 26, following a short illness.