Maranda High School virus-positive cases surpass ten as fear grapple parents

 

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The number of virus-positive cases at Maranda High School has reached 11.

That was after 10 more cases were identified from 28 samples that were obtained during targeted testing on Wednesday.


The Ministry of Health carried the tests after one student tested positive at the school last weekend.


According to Siaya County’s Executive Committee member for Health Dismus Wakla, the ten new cases include both students and staff.


The County Department of Education has however reassured parents that there is no cause of worry as the state is under control.


Siaya County Director of Education Joseph Wamocho heeded that they are acting in collaboration with the Ministry of Health to ensure the safety of students in all the institutions across the County.

Mr Wamocho reported that so far 3 schools in Siaya county have posted one coronavirus case each.

They include one primary school.

The index cases in each of the institutions have been admitted to isolation centres within the county.


Mr Wamocho also stated that they are fumigating the schools to secure stringent adherence to the designated guidelines from the Health Ministry.


33 teachers, 17 students and 7 non-teaching staff have contracted the virus across the country.

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