On September 18th this year, Education CS George Magoha (as pictured above) made a visit to Mawego Technical Training Institute to assess the institution’s preparedness towards reopening.

From the report given after the visit, Mawego TTI was given 100% approval and the Education CS also commended the college’s management for transforming the institution within a very short time to make it one of the institutions ready for reopening amidst COVID-19.

Weeks after that positive rating and approval and after school reopening, there’s panic among students and tutors of Mawego TTI after COVID-19 being registered at the institution.

Mawego TTI academic block Photo courtesy: [Mawego TTI/Facebook]

In news shared by Royal Media’s Citizen Radio yesterday at 7PM as well as Tuko, it’s reported that a student had reported back to the college with a mild fever and cold symptoms raising suspicion with regards to her health.

That this led to isolation of the student from the rest as she awaited being tested and after analysis of her sample at KEMRI labs in Kisumu, she tested positive for coronavirus.

After the confirmation she was taken to Kandiege Isolation Centre from where she’s receiving treatment and being monitored.

The college administration however informed the public that the student had not interacted with other students who are safe and carrying on with their exams after reporting back.

– Muga said that the samples of the student were taken on Monday and transferred to KEMRI CDC Kisumu for the COVID-19 test which turned out to be positive

-Muga added that the student was moved from the institution and taken to the Kandiege Isolation center in Rachuonyo North sub-county where she’s being monitored by the health officials

“She came to school when she had slight fever and cold, which made the principal to suspect her and put her on a holding room separate from the other students,”Muga said

Muga said that the samples of the student were taken on Monday and transferred to KEMRI CDC Kisumu for the COVID-19 test which turned out to be positive yesterday.

He stated that the student was moved from the institution and taken to the Kandiege Isolation center in Rachuonyo North sub-county where she’s being monitored by the health

” The student is not in the institution she has already been taken to the isolation center,”Muga said

He further said that they have begun contact tracing for the persons who might have got into contact with the student back at their home and in the institution.

Muga appealed to the residents of Homa Bay County to continue observing all the guidelines issued by the ministry of education to slow down the spread of coronavirus.

” I want to urge the residents to continue following the COVID-19 regulation to fight the spread of the Virus, “he added

Schools to be closed

As earlier reported by TUKO.co.ke, the Health Ministry suggested that schools might be closed again due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases.

During the daily briefing of coronavirus statistics in the country on Tuesday, October 13, the Ministry’s Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman noted the country was experiencing a steady rise in the number of infections with the positivity rate now above 5%.

We will have to take action to restrict movement or close schools if numbers will increase. We will monitor what is happening in our schools and take action based on what will be fit at that time,” said Aman.

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