COVID-19 in schools: List of institutions that have reported positive cases since reopening

“Since schools were reopened on October 12, at least one teacher has died, one learner developed serious illness and over 100 have tested positive for COVID-19. The government has, however, insisted it would not close all schools to contain the surging menace arguing it is using a ‘surgical approach’ to curb spread.”

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Museveni suspends his presidential campaigns over rising COVID-19 cases: “It’s very real”

“President Yoweri Museveni urged his competitors to follow suit to stop endangering the lives of Ugandans. The National Resistance Movement leader insisted that the disease is very real and does not discriminate between the young and the old as it is falsely believed.”

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Magoha calls for crisis talks ahead of January school reopening (Kenya)

“The education stakeholders in the country will meet on Monday, November 16, to chart the way forward regarding the planned January 2021 school reopening.”

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Mombasa: 35 people arrested in night raid led by Governor Hassan Joho

“Admitting the government had faced challenges in addressing the coronavirus situation, the president said county governments will continue to maintain isolation facilities in preparedness for the surge.”

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COVID-19 surge: 68 Bahati Girls Secondary School students test positive, 115 others quarantined

“Section of stakeholders has been urging the government to shut down schools to suppress infections but it insist the learners are safer at school.”

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Kenya records highest ever COVID-19 cases since March, as 1,395 test positive

“Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the infections were registered from 7,635 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours… The country’s total coronavirus tally has now risen to 55,192 with the death toll hitting 996.”

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Scare at Friends School Kamusiga Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

“A medical team has been dispatched to the Friends school to do mass testing of all students, teachers and non-teaching staff. Despite the increasing cases of infections in schools, Education Consultant Surgeon George Magoha insisted learning will continue.”

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Government mulls lockdown amid surge in COVID-19 cases (Kenya)

“Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Mercy Mwangangi said all indications and warnings from health experts pointed to a possible surge in COVID-19 infection in Kenya.”

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Kenya: 15 teachers at Star Of The Sea, Tononoka High Schools contract COVID-19

“Mombasa county commissioner Kitiyo confirmed four teachers at the Star Of The Sea and 11 at Tononoka Secondary tested positive for COVID-19. The two institutions will remain closed for 14 days during which the health officials will embark on fumigation of classrooms.”

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Nairobi Hospital increases COVID-19 wards as cases surge

“With the current surge in numbers, the Nairobi Hospital has allocated four more wards for the management of patients who have contracted the disease.”

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