A reliable source revealed to KB that the students are non kenyans who were stranded at the school after kenya suspended international flights.
St. Andrews school attracts learners from among other countries including US, UK, South Africa and China.
Nakuru County Health executive Kariuki Gichuki on Friday said the county has 26 people with covid-19 who are admitted at the Nakuru County Referral Hospital and others at Langa and Naivasha Level Five Hospital.
“Fifteen of the positive cases are in isolation at the former Rift Valley Provincial General Hospital, seven at Langa Langa and another seven in Naivasha,” Gichuki said.
Following the reports, Governor Lee Kinyanjui has warned of increased Covid-19 infections in the county after President Uhuru Kenyatta lifted travel restrictions on Monday.
Kinyanjui warned that the opening of borders, increased laxity and reversal of personal responsibility measures risk increasing the rate of infections exponentially.
He urged the public to learn and impose personal restrictions to mitigate exposure, warning that the coming weeks are critical to containing the curve.
The governor also promised that his government will continue being vigilant by conducting screening at its borders and along the Great North Road that is commonly used by track drivers.
“The 111 cases are distributed across the county and by sector with 36 being alert cases, 28 truck drivers, 14 food handlers, two health care workers, four contacts of infected patients, one inmate and now the 17 from the education sector,” Kinyanjui added.
While urging the residents to remain vigilant, the county boss stressed that the county’s Covid Surveillance Team is tracing contacts of the positive cases. Nakuru county has 203 patients in self isolation and seven others at the Kenya Industrial Training Institute Quarantine Centre.