Thirty-three primary school children have tested positive for Covid-19 in Kenya amid a country’s delta variant surge.
The pupils from Blessed Small Angels Academy, a private Primary School at Mwea, were part of 112 learners tested for the virus after exhibiting symptoms of the deadly disease.
The affected pupils have been separated from the rest and placed on quarantine, said the Ministry of Health.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe allayed any fear saying a team of health experts at the institution was mandated to assess the situation.
Kagwe said that should the situation deteriorate, the government will not hesitate to take necessary action.
Schools recently reopened for the first term following a one-week break, and the form ones reported this week on Monday amid school congestion.
It was reported that many schools do not have enough infrastructure to accommodate the growing number of learners in the wake of Covid-19.
All learning institutions had been directed to adhere to Covid-19 containment measures, including keeping social distance, wearing face masks, hand washing with running water and soap, or sanitizing©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.