The Ghana Health Service says that the country has registered three Covid-19 cases in schools since they reopened last week.
This was disclosed by the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma Aboagye, at a Ministry of Information press briefing on Ghana’s COVID-19 case updates on Monday, January 25, 2021.
Of the three cases, two were recorded in separate schools in the Upper West Region, whereas one was in a school in the Western Region.
According to Dr. Aboagye, in one of the cases in the Upper West Region, the student had a record of undertaking some activity in neighboring Burkina Faso.
“For the one week that schools have reopened, we’ve only recorded 3 cases. Two in Upper West and one case in Daboase in the Western Region. And we hope it continues like that,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Minister for Information designate, Kojo Opppong Nkrumah is encouraging the general public to remain calm over the cases recorded in schools as the cases are currently being well-managed.
“So far only three cases have been recorded, but they are being well-managed. The general philosophy is that as schools have reopened, there is a possibility that you will have cases like what happened in Accra Girls SHS but the idea is not to panic but to allow the system they have been put in place, like the mapping to health facilities and so on to take care of those who may test positive,” he said.
Story by: Kelly Adjetey Boye | universnewsroom.com