COVID-19: Mombasa schools designated as isolation centers

The Bandari College which has been identified as an Isolation centre PHOTO COURTESY

Bandari College, Shimo la Tewa boys, and Mama Ngina girls high schools are among 460 institutions identified by the government as quarantine centers for the deadly Coronavirus across the country.

In a list sent to media houses from the health ministry on Thursday, every county has been assigned isolation centers in preparation for possible increased Coronavirus patients, as more Kenyans get tested.

Mombasa county has been assigned ten centers that also include Shanzu Teachers training college, Kenya School of government and the Kenya medical training colleges in Portreitz and Mombasa.

Others within Mombasa are the Mombasa Beach Hotel, North Coast Hotel and the Technical Institute of Mombasa.

In Kilifi county, institutions identified for isolation include Pwani University, Ribe boys and Ribe girls high schools, Malindi high school, Ngala Memorial and Bahari girls high schools.

St. Thomas girl’s high school and the Kenya Medical Training college are also isolation centers identified in Kilifi county.

Kwale county COVID-19 patients will be hosted at nine centers including the Kenya School of government in Matuga, Waa boys and girls high schools and Mazeras boys and girls high schools.

Other isolation centers in Kwale are Kwale high, Kaya Tiwi, Msambweni boys and Msambweni girls high schools.

Mombasa, Kwale, and Kilifi counties were identified as Coronavirus hot-spots alongside Nairobi, resulting in a presidential order that barred movement out of these counties effective Wednesday, in a bid to curb the spread of the virus.

In the list, Lamu county was assigned six isolation centers, the same number as Tana River county, while Taita Taveta was assigned 11 centers.

Nyeri county tops countrywide with 22 centers, while Turkana and Trans-Nzoia have the least number of four centers each.

Heads of institutions in the identified centers have been asked to cooperate with the health ministry in preparing their centers for hosting patients that may be sent to them.