Four students from Bishop Gatimu Ngandu Girls have tested positive for Covid-19 and 23 others placed in quarantine, Nyeri County commissioner Lyford Kibaara has said.
According to him, the two students had been allowed to go home earlier this week after they complained of feeling ill and when they sought medical attention, they were found to have contracted the virus.
“Later on, four other students started showing signs of flu and two others were found to be positive. They have been admitted to the Othaya Annex Hospital,” he said.
The Commissioner however assured parents that the students are not in any danger and medical professionals are currently at the school to assess the situation.
Meanwhile, 400 health workers in Nyeri County have since received the COVID-19 vaccine as the government rolls out the exercise across the country.
On Wednesday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that Kenya’s coronavirus caseload is now at 110,356.
The new infections point at a 14% positivity rate, with both the Health Ministry and County of Governors urging Kenyans to be extra careful as the country navigates through the third wave.
So far, 4,000 Kenyans have been inoculated against the disease a week after Kenya got 1.02 million doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine.
Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi said that so far, no adverse effects from the vaccine had been recorded.
Among those who will benefit from the first phase of the vaccines are essential workers who include frontline workers, teachers and police officers.