68 students and 5 teachers at Bahati Girls’ Secondary School in Nakuru county have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been isolated.
In a statement to the press, Nakuru County Health CEC Dr. Kariuki Gichuki, said 115 other students from Bahati Girls’ are on quarantine.
“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,” said Dr. Gichuki.
“A medical team is monitoring the condition of the students and teachers in isolation and quarantine at the school.”
Kariuki further tried to guarantee the public that his department is closely monitoring the pandemic in the county, adding that strong measures are being put across in schools to curb the spread of the virus.
“The on-going program targets teachers, non-teaching staff and learners in all schools across the county,” he added.
“We urge residents to continue observing preventive measures issued by the Ministry of Health. Stay safe.”
Bahati Girls’ joins the list of other schools that have reported COVID-19 cases as the government insists that schools will not be closed anytime soon.