99 students, 4 teachers of Muruku Secondary School test positive for COVID-19

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Muruku Secondary School in Laikipia County has come under the spotlight after 99 students and 4 teachers tested positive for COVID-19.

A test was conducted on the 264 students and 17 teachers after one of the teachers developed symptoms similar to those of the coronavirus.

According to Laikipia Chief Officer for Medical Services and Health Dr. Donald Mugoi, three teachers have been put on isolation at the Ol-Jabet Medical Centre and another at St. Benedict Hospital.

Dr. Mugoi further stated that the affected students, 40 boys and 59 girls, are in isolation at the school.

He observed that this was a localised outbreak within the school and that proper measures have been put into place to avert further spread.

He sought to assure parents that the situation was under control, also calling on area residents to observe the Ministry Of Health protocols meant to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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