73 Covid-19 cases have been reported at Bahati Girls Secondary School, Nakuru County. 68 positives were students while 5 were teachers. Teachers Updates have also learned that 115 others have been quarantined following the shocking infections.
Nakuru county government Health CEC Dr Kariuki Gichuki confirmed the situation of the school with a population of 183 students. This means that all students have been quarantined in the institution.
“A team from the Health Department has been conducting COVID-19 prevention and management for learning institutions. The ongoing program targets teachers, students and non-teaching staff across the County,” He said.
A medical team has been assigned to monitor the students and teachers in isolation and quarantine at the institution, with Gichuki assuring the public that the Health Department is observing the COVID-19 situation across the County.
According to Dr Kariuki student announced that students who tested positive developed complications and are being attended at Nakuru PGH COVID-19 isolation and management centre. Gichuki urged Nakuru residents to remain calm as they continue to observe the COVID-19 prevention protocols.
Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET), Busia Branch have strongly criticized the isolation of 52 students and six teachers who contracted the coronavirus at Kolanya Boys Secondary School earlier this week. KUPPET argues that the isolation of victims in a dormitory is more worrying and creating tension.