The management of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST, has issued a public alert to the university community over an “astronomical upsurge” in COVID-19 cases on the campus.
The alert, addressed to College Registrars, urged them to ensure that all veronica buckets are filled and used.
The Colleges were also directed to ensure strict compliance with the hand hygiene protocols and also the wearing of nose masks.
“I am directed to inform College Registrars/Deputy Registrars to ensure strict adherence to COVID-19 Health Safety Protocols at their various Colleges/Sections. There is an astronomical upsurge in the spread of the COVID-19 on KNUST Campus. Consequently, all Veronica Buckets are to be filled and used constantly. Also, Hand Sanitation’, Wearing of Nose Masks are to be strictly enforced,” the note said.
Over 200 COVID-19 cases recorded in Kumasi; 10 new deaths within 2-weeks
Already, the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), has disclosed that 10 persons who contracted COVID-19 within the last two weeks in the municipality have died.
The Assembly has also recorded over 200 cases at different treatment centres between 1st to 13th July 2021. It has thus entreated all persons within the area to as a matter of urgency adhere to the COVID-19 safety protocols.
Speaking to Citi News, the Public Relations Officer of the KMA, Henrietta Afia Konadu Aboagye, said the new Delta variant was detected in the metropolis in December 2020.
She also called on various stakeholders to intensify education and sensitization of the COVID-19 virus.