As the number of corona virus cases surge across the country, schools aren’t being spared either. Kiamaina Secondary school in Nakuru has become the latest institution to report positive students barely three weeks after the county reported its first positive student case. Around the same time, Kiamaina had also reported one positive case. It’s an unprecedented development as the school thought it had weathered the effects of the virus after the first case recovered.
The school has been forced to shut down after four students tested positive for corona virus. Nakuru County health executive Gichuki Kariuki stated that the institution being a day school it would be difficult to trace all the close contacts whom the students had come into contact to. Hence it necessitated the need to close down the school for at least two weeks as government officials monitor the situation and try their best in contact tracing.
“To contain the disease, it is advisable to quarantine the entire school for 14 days and manage the confirmed cases in isolation, at their homes, until they recover,” the health executive explained.