Private legal practitioner, Martin Kpebu has rejected the assertion by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to allow students of Accra Girls Senior High School (SHS) to go home with 55 students testing positive for coronavirus.
According to him, allowing the students to home will trigger the rate of the infection across the country.
“For Accra Girls, it is practically not possible to allow the children to go home…then it means that after a few days this disease will spread too far. So, we have to keep them for 14 days and after the 14 days, we test all of them. When they don’t have it [COVID-19], they go home”, he proposed in an interview monitored by MyNewsGh.com
“Government should by this time put in measures to test all the children; once 55 have tested positive they have to test all them [students],” he stressed.
“And then once again 14 days after they must be tested again”, he added.
“It is not advisable for the children to go home with the parents”, Mr Kpebu warned.
About 55 students and staff have tested positive for coronavirus.
The Ghana Health Service and Ghana Education Service made this known in a joint statement made available to Kingdomfmonline.com.
According to the statement jointly signed by the Director General of GHS, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye and Director General of GES, Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, following reports of COVID-19 cases in some Senior High Schools in the country on 6th July, 2020, the Ghana Health Service and the Ghana Education Service instituted a number of measures to determine the extent of the outbreak and containment measures.
The statement said Accra Girls Senior High School has recorded most cases from the first report to date.
By: Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / Richardobengbediako@gmail.com / Ghana / 2020