Coronavirus: Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has directed students, teachers, and non-teaching staff to avoid body contacts within the institutions of learning as a coronavirus precautionary measure.
The diseases which has now been declared a pandemic by WHO has, as at writing this post not killed any kenyan nor has Kenya recorded any person who has tested positive of coronavirus.
UPDATE: First case of a person to have tested positive of Coronavirus in Kenya was reported on 13 March 2020.
Kenya’s preparedness is however in doubt as only 23 counties have the potential to handle the situation in case of an outbreak. This is according to a report from the Council of Governors (CoG). The ministry of health through its Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe had ordered counties to set up coronavirus emergency response centers in all levels four and five hospitals.
In a notice dated March 4 the ministry of education directed all regional, county and sub-county education directors to urge all learners and staff to be cautious.
Prof Magoha stated that It is important for all learning institutions to be alert and take appropriate prevention measures. The Cs also insisted that schools should be quick to respond to any suspected cases of covid-19.
14 counties at the country’s main points of entry have been identified as coronavirus high-risk regions.