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33 pupils contract Covid-19

Some 33 pupils at Blessed Small Angels Academy, a private Primary School at Riandira in Mwea-West Sub-County along Sagana-Makutano road have tested positive for Coronavirus.

A school staff doing fumigation at Blessed Small Angels Academy School. Photo by Mutai Kipngetich

According to the county department of health, the 33 were among 112 pupils tested for the virus after showing symptoms of the deadly disease. The institution has 485 pupils.

The medics said all the affected pupils were from outside Kirinyaga County and had reported to the institution from parental homes in areas like Nairobi, Western Kenya and Nyandarua a week ago for first term adding they were separated from the rest of the pupils and quarantined at one point to prevent contagion.

Efforts by the press to access the institution to monitor the situation were futile as the school management prevented them from doing so.

By Mutai Kipngetich

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