A total of 38 students from Marafa Secondary School in Kilifi have tested positive for COVID-19 raising the need to urgently deal with the issue.
The news was also confirmed by Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi who noted that immediate action needs to be done to deal with the virus in the county.
Residents in the county have been urged to adhere to guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health or face health problems that will affect Kilifi as a whole.
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The Governor was speaking as he warned of a possible lockdown if residents continue acting normal during this pandemic.
All the 38 students from Marafa Secondary School are currently in isolation at the same school under the watch of health workers.
They will receive all required health requirements from the county government in addition to food as confirmed by the Governor himself.
The news comes a day after education CS George Magoha confirmed January 4th as the official school re-opening date in the country.
Questions have however been raised on the Ministry preparedness and guidelines in place to protect students during this period.