Accra Girls teacher, spouse & 6 student test positive for COVID-19

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The Accra Girls Senior High Schools (SHS) has recorded it’s eight COVID-19 cases as a teacher and spouse have contracted the deadly coronavirus that has claimed 122 lives in the country.

This was disclosed in a joint statement issued by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the Ghana Education Service (GES) copied to Georgeweb.org

“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 of 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 statement said.

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The management of the Service has assured the general public particularly parents that in accordance with the outlined COVID-19 protocols that have been issued to all schools, adding that the necessary steps have been taken and the 6 confirmed students, the teacher, and Spouse have been taken to a treatment centre for further management and are currently doing well.

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Other safety measures taken 

  1. All Contacts of confirmed cases have been identified and separated from non-contacts.
  2. Testing of all contacts of confirmed cases have started.
  3. The school authorities with the support of the assembly are in the process of disinfecting the affected dormitories.
  4. The school has put in measures to ensure strict adherence to social distancing and other COVID-19 safety measures.
  5. Continuous public education sections for staff, students and parents on COVID-19.

Source: Georgeweb.org

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