Covid-19 'Explosion' Feared at Kenyan Schools

Parents, head teachers and unions have expressed fears of a possible Covid-19 explosion in boarding schools after the institutions reopened with little or no infrastructural capacity to protect learners from infections. This comes as the nation took steps to curb the potential import of Covid-19 from travellers; all inbound and outbound travellers to Kenya are now required to present digitally verified proof of a negative Covid-19 test, the Health Ministry announced. In line with the Africa CDC Trusted Traveller (TT) initiative, an online system designed to authenticate and verify travellers' Covid-19 certificates, no Kenyan laboratory will issue Covid-19 certificates without Trusted Travel codes. To date, Kenya has confirmed 98,334 cases of Covid-19, of which 1,713 proved fatal and 81,101 resulted in recoveries.


An official from the Nairobi Health Department disinfects a street (file photo).

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