There are four suspected COVID-19 cases and one positive at the Iere High School, Siparia with at least 60 contacts under investigation.

According to a report by the Education District Health Unit, the suspected cases are two biologically related students and three staffers- one of which has tested positive.
The staffer who tested positive, according to the report, was never physically present on the compound. The second staffer was identified as a primary contact of another positive case. The last staffer was assessed by a medical officer who deemed a swab was not necessary.

The report said District Nurses are currently investigating a contact list of over 60 people for the student cases. It noted that the County Medical Officer of Health “has not confirmed any such details.”
The principal has since submitted a list of names for contact tracing to the CMOH who has not yet confirmed it.

Reporter: Rishard Khan