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COVID-19: Achimota school partially locked down for two weeks

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The Ghana Education Service GES and the Ghana Health Service GHS have partially locked down the Achimota School after 135 students tested positive for the new strain of COVID-19 on campus.

Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, Professor Kwesi Opoku Amankwa, says, “I want to assure the entire country, especially for parents who have their wards in Achimota that every measure has been taken to ensure that we contain the spread of the virus.”

The Director of Public Health at GHS, Dr. Franklin Asiedu Bekoe, in a Joy News interview also says “We are not going to allow any visitation in the school for the next two weeks. The day students are going to be kept at home for the next two weeks, while those who are positive [for COVID-19] are going to be kept in isolation,” he said.

According to GHS, three students of the school presented influenza-like symptoms at the school’s sickbay between June 14 and 16, 2021. They were tested in line with laid down protocols, and all three results turned out positive.

Richmond Mortty Bediako

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