Sixty eight (68) students and five(5) teachers have tested positive for Covid-19 at Bahati Girls Secondary School, Nakuru County.
In a press statement Nakuru County Health CEC, Kariuki Gichuki, confirmed the outbreak on Thursday, November 5, 2020.
Gichuki indicated that one student developed complications but she is being treated at the Nakuru isolation and management centre.
“One student who tested positive for Covid-19 developed some complications and is being attended to at the Nakuru PGH Covid-19 Isolation and Management Centre.
“A medical team is monitoring the condition of the students and teachers in isolation at the school,” Gichuki said.
Mr. Gichuki assured the public that the health department is monitoring the situation in Nakuru and that there was no need to cause panic.
Covi-19 cases have been reported in several schools since schools partially reopened for candidate classes and grade four learners.
During his 13th Covid-19 national address, the head of state, president Uhuru Kenyatta, directed that in-person learning for other classes in basic education will resume in January 2021. He however, okayed learners who had earlier reopened to continue preparing for examinations under strict Covid-19 protocols.
Kenyatta further directed MPs to engage National Government Administration Officers, National Government Affirmative Action Fund, and Constituency Development Fund boards to make investments for additional handwashing points, masks for each child and ensure physical distancing in schools.
“I urge and encourage MPs to engage their respective NGAAF and CDF boards with a view of finding way to augment the existing interventions that are geared towards reopening of our schools.
“I urge them to make investments that focus on additional hand washing points in our schools, on provision of face masks to our children, on general sanitization as well as physical distancing of students and teachers,” he stated.