A teacher of the Accra Girls’ Senior High School and his spouse have tested positive for COVID-19 bringing the number to eight after six other students of the school got infected.
Health officials made the disclosure in a joint statement issued by the Ghana Education Service and Ghana Health Service.
“The Ghana Education Service (GES) received reports of suspected cases of COVID-19 from some second cycle institutions including Accra Girls Senior High school. The Ghana Health Service was subsequently notified of the situation. As at 6th July 2020, six (6) students, a teacher and spouse have been confirmed as positive for COVID-19 in Accra Girls Senior High School”, the release said.
Other safety measures taken
All Contacts of confirmed cases have been identified and separated from non-contacts. Testing of all contacts of confirmed cases has started.
The school authorities with the support of the assembly are in the process of disinfecting the affected dormitories.
The school has put in measures to ensure strict adherence to social distancing and other COVID-19 safety measures.
Meanwhile, government has deployed some 200 personnel including individuals from the Ghana Education (GES) Service and the Health Services (GHS) to monitor the COVID-19 situation in various Senior High Schools.
“A team of 200 personnel, drawn from the Ghana Education Service, Ghana Health Service, the Regional and District Directorates of Education are actively spread out all over the country and are monitoring the situation closely. Further, all health institutions to which senior high schools have been mapped with health facilities to ensure that any suspected cases are promptly dealt with in accordance with the laid down protocols,” the joint statement noted.