Gov’t Will Not Close Down Schools Despite Spike In COVID-19 Cases- Kwaku Agyeman Manu


Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman Manu has said government will not shut down schools despite the spike of coronavirus cases in Ghana.

He said closing down schools will be a coward approach hence it will not be a solution to curb the spread of the virus.

But responding to questions from journalists during a tour of some health facilities, Mr Agyemang Manu says government would not head to those “defeatist and coward person’s approach”.

“Who knows when this disease is going to go away from the world? We haven’t got the vaccine yet so what can we do? So closing down the schools is defeatist. It’s a coward person’s approach and that’s not what we are going to do.

“We will fight the disease. We will do things that will solve some of the challenges that we have and protect everybody; ourselves and our children,” he said.

“Why is nobody asking us to close down the universities? Junior High Schools started 2-weeks now; they go home and come to school. Why are we not closing down those ones?

“The senior high schools, I must say they are problems in some areas but the percentage of where we have challenges wouldn’t call for us to close down the schools.

“We have been saying over and over again that we must learn to live with the disease,” he said.

By: Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ / / Ghana / 2020


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