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Three teachers, 12 students, test Covid-19 positive in Siaya County.




Summery

  • Joseph Wamocho who is the County Education director confirmed that two non-teaching staff from a secondary school in the rural county had contacted the virus.
  • Wamocho confirmed that that the 12 learners and 3 teachers were all asymptomatic.




About 12 learners and 3 teachers in Siaya County have been infected by the Covid-19, the education staff announced on Saturday as other various counties battle a resurgence of the pandemic.

County Education director Joseph Wamocho said two school workers from a secondary school in the rural constituency have also tested positive of Covid-19.

Maranda High in Bondo Sub-County is among the affected schools, with at least 11 students testing positive. Nyamninia Mixed Secondary in Gem, Siaya Township and Central Primary, in Alego-Usonga have also reported coronavirus cases.







The positive case at Central Primary is of a schoolchild while the one at Nyamninia is of a teacher. St Mary’s Lwak girls also reported one coronavirus infection from a teacher. Another teacher also contacted the virus at Siger Secondary School.

“The two cases at Township Secondary are of non-teaching staff,” Mr Wamocho stated, appending the Maranda students are currently receiving treatment at Bondo Sub-County Hospital.




Mass testing

All the affected schools have been fumigated. We need wider testing from Monday, which will immediately be followed by fumigation,” Mr Wamocho said, noting that they were waiting for the outcomes of tests conducted earlier.

Mr Wamocho revealed that 3 teachers and 12 learners were all asymptomatic and are currently stable. He announced that education will go on as usual in the affected learning institutions.




A total of 194 cases have been reported in Siaya County since March when the encountered the first case. This is according to Dr Eunice Fwaya the health chief officer in the county.

 




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