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70 teachers, students, and non-teaching staff test positive as Kolanya, Maridadi, and Chemilil schools report new COVID-19 cases. 

Maridadi High School in Trans Nzoia County has reported a Covid-19 case. The student who contracted the virus is currently receiving treatment at the Maridadi Dispensary.

The school has also been disinfectant to ensure the safety of other learners. “We have put measures under the Ministry of Health protocols, by good luck the student is doing good.”Claire Wanyama, CEC Trans-Nzoia County said.

Two students from Kolanya Boys High school in Teso also reported Covid-19 positive case as one other student from Chemilil Academy joined the list of infected students by Friday night.

So far 30 students, 33 teachers and 7 non-teaching staff have tested positive for Covid-19. However, the number could be possibly higher as more testing is done.

The surging number is already forcing some institutions to review their reopening plans. The Kenya Medical Training College, which was scheduled to reopen for final year students on Monday next week, postponed the reopening.

The college is also set to hold its 88th Graduation Ceremony on December third virtually. Meanwhile, the Kenya Private Schools Association (KEPSA) wants the government to expertise Ksh7,000,000,000 loan to manage their school expenses.

“The income we are getting from Grade 4 and class 8 pupils cannot sustain fully the operations of our school institutions. And therefore without any other support from any quarter, it would be very difficult for any private school to operate. This is a challenge that we must all address.” A KPSA official stated.



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