At least 10 students from Maranda High School in Siaya County have tested positive for COVID-19. The Ministry of Health had begun targeted testing at the school after a form 4 student reportedly tested positive.
Kamusinga High School and Kimilili Boys Secondary school also reported 17 covid-19 cases. Despite the spike of infections, Education Cabinet Secretary Magoha says schools will remain open.
“We did another sample of 28 a few have been found positive, others are negative.” Edwin Maramba, the principal at Maranda High School said. The students have been put under isolation to curb the spreading of the virus.
“We want to assure parents that there is no cause for alarm. Students in Maranda are safe because they are observing protocols as advised.” Maramba said.
With the increasing number of cases, Magoha has maintained that the government will not recall students who have resumed learning.
Talks on the full reopening of schools are ongoing between the ministry of health and Education.
Speaking at Kereri Girls High School in Kisii County, the CS admitted that the government is facing challenges in maintaining social and physical distance in schools even as he embarks on securing and distributing more desks in public schools.
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