Members of the University of Ghana community have been urged to remain calm as the University management takes steps to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus on campus.
The assurance comes after the confirmation that a University of Ghana student had tested positive for the virus.
Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, in an address to members of the University community said that measures were being put in place to ensure that the campus was safe.
He said all students and members of the school community must remain calm as it is collaborating with the relevant stakeholders to ensure that the situation is contained.
“I’m using this platform to reach out to all our students and other members of the University community to reassure you of management’s commitment to ensure measures in the best interest of all and appeal to all of you to remain calm.” Prof. Oduro-Owusu said.
Disclosing that the case was an imported one, Prof. Oduro-Owusu said that there was “an integrated effort to handle the case at hand,” he said
“There is no cause of fear since we are pulling all available resources and efforts together to ensure better management of the situation,” he assured
Management of the University of Ghana has announced the suspension of all lectures on its campus until further notice.
This follows the confirmation that one of its students tested positive for the virus.
In a statement from the University, it explained that the infected student had returned to Ghana from an international trip.
Non-residential students of the University have been asked to keep away from the campus.
Lectures on all University of Ghana campuses, including clinicals and practicals, are suspended with immediate effect. In view of the suspension of lectures, students and staff who reside outside UG campuses and are currently off campus should keep away from the campuses until they are asked to return. Staff providing essential services are excluded from this directive, part of the statement reads.
The University Basic Schools and the Baby Nest Creche, which are located on the Legon campus, have also been closed down until further notice.
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor | universnewsroom.com