Star of the Sea, Tononoka secondary schools closed after 15 COVID-19 cases confirmed

By Fred Kai On Wed, 21 Oct, 2020 10:47 | < 1 min read
Star of the Sea High School students. [PHOTO | FILE]
Star of the Sea High School students. [PHOTO | FILE]
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    On Wednesday morning, health officers embarked on fumigating premises within Star of the Sea High School.

Star of the Sea High School in Mombasa was on Wednesday, October 21 closed after four cases of COVID-19 were confirmed at the institution, K24 Digital can authoritatively report.

A senior teacher and three of her colleagues returned positive results Tuesday, forcing the school, which is located in Ganjoni, to be shut with immediate effect.

On Wednesday morning, health officers embarked on fumigating premises within the institution.

Eleven COVID-19 cases were also confirmed at the Tononoka High School, leading to the closure of the institution.

It remains unclear if there are any students who have contracted the virus.

Mombasa County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo told K24 Digital on Wednesday morning that the schools will be closed for two weeks.

Form Four students had already resumed face-to-face learning on October 12 following Education minister George Magoha’s directive on resumption of studies in the country following a seven-month hiatus due to the coronavirus crisis.

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