Cases of COVID-19 have started emerging in schools as the number of infections and deaths rises.

Four students from Bishop Gatimu Ngandu Girls High School in Nyeri County are the latest victims of the Coronavirus in schools as government embarks on a vaccination.

Nyeri County Commissioner Lyford Kibaara said four girls tested positive for COVID-19 and 23 others were placed in quarantine.

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Two students had been allowed to go home earlier this week after they complained of feeling ill and when they sought medical attention, they were found to have contracted the virus.

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“Later on, four other students started showing signs of flu and two others were found to be positive. They have been admitted to the Othaya Annex Hospital,” he said.

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The Commissioner assured parents that the students are not in any danger and medical professionals are currently at the school to assess the situation.

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