Teachers and students at Bahati school test positive for covid-19

Covid-19 sample testing [photo: Omnia Health Insights]

Nov, 5th 2020 – Nakuru County government has today recorded that 68 students and five teachers from Bahati Girls Secondary School have been infected with COVID-19

In a statement to the press, County Health Executive, Dr. Kariuki Gichuki, said that the infected persons are in isolation. One of the students who tested positive for the virus developed some complications, and is being treated at the Nakuru Provincial General Hospital.

He further said, 115 students, are on quarantine. “A medical team is monitoring the condition of the students and teachers in isolation and quarantine at the school.

Nakuru County Health Government has been keen on Covid-19 prevention and management in learning institutions targeting teachers, non-teaching staff and learners in schools.

This comes a day after President Uhuru Kenyatta said that the learners will continue with the in-person learning.

Education CS George Magoha has today said schools will reopen fully in the first week of January next year, for the rest of the learners. That being grades one to three, classes five to seven and forms one to three.

Speaking, in Murang’a County while inspecting the delivery of desks to schools, Magoha indicated that the school timetable will be revised to  allow for learners to recover lost time.

He also said that the government will soon be meeting education stakeholders to finalize the discussions.

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