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COVID-19 : 55 Persons Test Positive At Accra Girls SHS

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Despite the number of measures instituted by the Ghana Health service and the Ghana Education Service to curb the spread of the novel Covid-19 in the various Senior High Schools in the country, fifty-five (55) persons at the Accra Girls’ Senior High school including students and members of staff have tested positive for the virus.

Accra Girls’ Senior High School is among the list of schools that have recorded cases of the virus two weeks after the government reopened schools for final year students .

Last week parents besieged the schools to take their children home after six students initially tested positive for Covid-19.

According to a joint statement issued by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the Ghana Education Service (GES), 55 people tested positive out of 314 total tests done.

“As at 13th July, 2020, a total of 314 persons (student and staff) from the School have been tested. Out of these, 55 have been confirmed positive for COVID-19 while 259 persons tested negative”, the statement said.

However, all confirmed cases have been transferred to designated national treatment and isolation centres for management.

Meanwhile the Government has also outlined some actions taken so far as part of measures to control the spread.

These include identification and segregation of contacts from other students, restriction of the number of students that attend dining at a particular time, enforcement of social distancing protocols, enhanced hand hygiene practices among others.

The statement further disclosed that, “a few other schools have reported sporadic cases which have not experienced a surge”.

It further explained that similar measures are being implemented in the respective institutions to prevent the spread of the virus in senior high schools across the country.

By: Felicia Gyasiwaah Dadzie / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / feliciagyasiwaah9 @gmail.com / Ghana / 2020

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