The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Patrick Kuma Aboagye has said the closure of Senior High Schools in the country amid the locally transmitted coronavirus cases is not an alternative to curb the disease.
Dr. Patrick Kuma Aboagye said the Akufo-Addo government has stated clearly that schools will not be closed down despite some few reported cases of the novel coronavirus in some Senior High Schools.
Some concerned groups, stakeholders, and the opposition NDC party have called on the government to consider closing down of Senior high schools, suspending the conduct of the 2020 WASSCE and BECE exams and the dismiss students to go home as the virus keeps spreading among them.
but speaking in an interview with the Accra-based Angel 102.9 FM Tuesday, July 14, 2020, monitored by Georgeweb.org, the Director-General of the Health Service said closing down schools is not an option he would want the government to consider.
In the view of Dr. Patrick Kuma Aboagye, he believes life must still go on notwithstanding the existence of the global pandemic that has as of the time writing this post claimed 139 lives.
“We ought to learn to live with the virus…we should find means of living our normal lives despite the virus being around and that is what we are doing…,” he told host Captain Smart as quoted by PulseGhana.
The Director commenting on recovery cases said the majority of the victims are recovering from the disease, attributing it to the good treatment which they give to patients.