Not less than 55 persons, comprising of both staff and students have reportedly contracted COVID-19 in Ghana after the Ghanaian President allowed the partial reopening of schools.
Nana Akufo-Addo, the President of Ghana, had asked graduating senior secondary students to resume on June 22nd as part of plans to ease the lockdown in the country. However, weeks after reopening schools, 55 persons have become been infected with the fast-spreading disease.
Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, Director-General, Ghana Education Service, and Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director-General, Ghana Health Service made this known in a statement on Tuesday, 13th.
According to the statement, it was revealed that as at 13th July, 2020, a total of 314 persons (student and staff) from Accra Girls Senior High School have been tested; out of these, 55 have been confirmed positive for COVID-19 while 259 persons tested negative.
That is just one school that has been tested after reopening. With these turn of event in Ghana, we can only hope the Nigerian government knows what ever it is they’re doing because no matter the choice they make, there’ll be a repercussion. So, what choice would it be, and what measures would be put in place to cushion the effect of this choice?
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