12 form four students of Muumandu secondary school and 4 teachers who came into contact with a student who tested positive at the school have been isolated and their samples taken for a Covid-19 test.
According to the school administration, the student who tested positive was taken by medics for isolation at his home in Kee, Kaiti Sub-county Makueni county. He is said to have traveled from Mombasa when the schools recently reopened.
The school has since been fumigated by public health officers and the students and teachers trained on prevention measures of Covid-19.
This comes just days after three schools in Mombasa were shut down over COVID -19 infections. Several teachers from Star of the Sea Girls’ Secondary School, Mama Ngina Girls’ High School, and Tononoka Boys’ Secondary School tested positive for Covid-19.
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha Friday ruled out the closure of schools due to new Covid-19 cases that are being reported. Magoha was inspecting the production of school desks in Malava.