Schools in the country are not going to re-open fully owing to a spike in COVID-19 cases over the past few weeks.
Speaking on Thursday on local TV, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Mercy Mwangangi said with the high number of COVID-19 cases, only Grade four, Class eight, and Form four candidates will continue with their studies in the short term.
“In light of the current curve, we shall sustain it at grade fours, class eights, and those who are doing their national exams as we analyze the situation to see what happens.” She stated
The CAS said the challenge of observing social distancing in schools and among children in the country has a long way to go.
Mwangangi called on guardians to remain calm and to strictly adhere to COVID-19 containment measures saying the possibility of a second wave should be taken seriously.
“The warning of a second wave by the CS should be taken seriously. Experts are telling us we are not doing well, our curve is climbing,” She said
She said the spike in COVID-19 cases is due to Kenyans no longer adhering to containment measures insisting that the disease is still here and everyone should keep their guard.
“49 people are currently in ICU admission for COVID-19. The numbers are real. We are pleading with Kenyans as a Ministry to keep wearing their masks, washing hands, and adhering to all safety measures,” Dr. Mwangangi said