As the deadly Covid-19 sparks viral fears across the globe, staff of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), who have travelled outside Ghana have been warned to self-quarantine for five days before they report to office.
All staff have also been advised not to embark on any international travels until further notice.
The move is as part of precautionary measures of the University community from contracting the deadly disease – which has now been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The University further said in a statement released on March 11, 2020 that it will take steps to ensure that all measures will be strictly be enforced to prevent any possible outbreak.
“There is no need to panic. These are precautionary measures”, the University said.
Ghana is yet to confirm a case of the Coronavirus. Already its surrounding neighbours, Togo, Burkina Faso and Cote D’Ivoire are already battling the disease.
President Akufo-Addo announced on Wednesday that a total of $100 million has been released to enhance the country’s preparedness and response plan towards the prevention of the disease.
All 57 suspected cases have so far proved negative.
By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH