Star of the Sea Secondary School and Tononoka High School in Mombasa have been closed following positive cases of COVID-19.
Reports indicate that some teachers and students test results turned positive forcing management to shut down the two institutions.
Mombasa County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo declined to reveal the number of those who tested positive saying they are still waiting for compilation of all the test results.
According to him, Mombasa County is finding difficulty in dealing with the increasing number of COVID-19 patients as hospitals are full.
The previous day, Commissioner Kitiyo had warned Mombasa residents against violating COVID-19 guidelines saying that the recent trend is worrying 43 patients in ICU as Kenya coronavirus caseload rises to 45,647
He revealed that it is becoming increasingly difficult to get unoccupied beds at the emergency sections and Intensive Care Units (ICUs) in hospitals within the county.
Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho also warned that county officers will have to re-enforce stringent measures should the situation become worse.
“I urge you, the people of Mombasa, if you want us to do well on COVID-19 please wear your mask when you are close to people,” he said.
Mombasa recorded 51 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday and 74 cases the previous day.
Kenya’s total caseload for coronavirus is currently at 46,144 out of a cumulative sample size of 632,669 tests conducted since March.
The total number of fatalities in the country is 858 while recoveries are 32,760.Follow us in social media: