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Teachers, Students Test COVID-19 Positive Leading To Closure Of Schools In Mombasa County

Learning has been suspended at Star of the Sea High School in Mombasa after four students and eleven teachers tested positive of Covid-19 on Wednesday, October 21.





The infected persons include a senior teacher and 3 of her colleagues. The Ganjoni located school has been forced to shut down with immediate effect as health officers began to fumigate the premises within the institution.





Tononoka High School has also reported Eleven COVID-19 cases that have also forced the learning institution to shut down. It is not clear yet whether more students have contacted the virus or not.





According to Mombasa County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo, the two affected schools will be shut down for two weeks as a mitigation measure will be observed according to the health protocols.





Form Four candidates resumed face-to-face learning 12th this month following the Ministry of Education directive on the resumption of studies across the country after a seven-month break due to the Covid-19 crisis.





Coronavirus infections have tripled since the schools were reopened casting uncertainty on Monday's expected full resumption of face-to-face learning in Kenya. Parents, teachers and various education stakeholders have urged caution.





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