Increase of COVID-19 cases countrywide has always negatively impacted the operation of schools. Especially in secondary schools where there is overcrowding is always a must since achieving the social distancing is almost impossible. This due to lacknof enough infrastructures which can accommodate all the learners.
Today a school in Nyeri cointy called-Ngorano Secondary school was forced to close down after 104 students tested positive for Covid-19 so as to prevent further spread of Covid-19 among students and teachers.
This follows as the country experiences an increase of covid-19 positivity rate. This is now raising an alarm to entire ministry of education.
Yesterday’s the positivity rate spread of the virus shocked many as it increased from 14% to 18%.
The country is now in fear as the outbreak of the 4th wave and deadly deta variant which is more strong and seems to spread rapidly in the country.
Teachers are trying their level best to prevent the spread of the virus and ensure that learners are safe but its still a big challenge to them due to limited resources.
The Ministry of health on Wednesday 27/7/2020 h reported a positive increament in covid-19 cases in the country.
A sample size of 6896 has ben tested by the Ministry of Health in the last 24 hours. From this sample tested, 976 people tested positive for covid 19.
The CS Mutahi today have urged kenyan to take the correct measures of preventing the spread of the virus. In addition, the number of covid-19 infections in the counties have increased rapidly. Nairobi county 460, Mombasa 61, Kiambu 48, Makueni 43, Kilifi 39, Uasin Gishu 36 among others.
On addition, he urged politicians from having political meetings since these are these are the engineering spread factors.
If the trend of positivity rate will continue in this manner, the government in conjunction with Ministry of health might call for countrywide lockdown. This is only the way to prevent further spread of Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
If lock down again happens then the Kenyan economy is in a mess and many things will come to stand still.
Education sector will automatically again be affected as it had happened earlier which led to change in the Academic calendar.