Kolanya Boys High School students who tested positive for Covid-19 recover

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Kolanya Boys High School

52 students from Salvation Army Kolanya Boys High School in Busia County who tested positive for Covid-19 have recovered and have rejoined their schoolmates after being discharged. A medical officer from Kocholia hospital Dr. Brian Masitza on Friday said the 52 students were placed under quarantine and underwent treatment under strict surveillance from health officers.

The students had tested positive along with 6 teachers and 2 support staff out of 100 randomly picked samples. Dr. Masitza along with the Teso North Director of Education Naftali Ombati have urged residents to keep the Ministry of Health directives on Covid-19 infection prevention and asked the school community not to stigmatize the students.

The confirmation comes a day after President Uhuru Kenyatta said the government is closely monitoring the progress of learning for exam classes in schools following reopening. He directed the Ministry of Education to release the 2021 academic calendar within 14 days, with the rest of the classes set to resume in person learning in January 2021.