Eight recover from COVID-19 at Accra Girls’ SHS

The entrance of AGISS during the melee as the police maintain peace

Eight out of 55 people in Accra Girls’ Senior High School who tested positive for the novel coronavirus have recovered and been discharged.

The recovered patients include a teacher’s spouse, the Ghana Education Service (GES) said Thursday, July 16, 2020, adding that “they have been warmly welcomed on campus.”

“The rest are doing well and we pray they recover fully and join their colleagues soon,” the GES said on its official Facebook page.

About two weeks ago, it was reported that six students from the school had tested positive for the disease.

The school confirmed six positive cases amongst students and it was later discovered that a teacher and his spouse had also tested positive for the disease.

After a mass testing exercise was undertaken by the Ghana Health Service, 55 people tested positive out of 314 total tests done. The infected persons were thus sent to treatment centres to be attended to.

Chaotic scenes at Accra Girls’ SHS

Following the outbreak of the virus on campus, some parents thronged the premises of the school demanding the release of their children. But school authorities and government insisted that the school is better placed to manage the students and the risk associated with COVID-19 than being released to go home.

Seven schools in Accra record 62 COVID-19 cases

Seven schools in the Greater Accra Region have recorded 62 cases of COVID-19.

Madam Monica Ankrah, the Greater Accra Regional Director of Education who spoke to the media during a disinfection exercise at the Accra Girls’ Senior High School on Thursday, July 16, 2020, indicated that more is being done to reduce the rate of infections in the schools.

“Sometimes when we suspect a case, the impression that is created is that they are all positive cases. But by the grace of God, in the Greater Accra Region, we have 62 cases in seven schools and they have all recovered except about two. But we have given them all they need including sanitizers, nose masks, etc”.

The disinfection exercise was undertaken by Zoomlion Ghana Limited in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.

Coordinator for the disinfection, Rev. Ebenezer Addae said the exercise is to make the school environment safe for teaching and learning activities.

“What the Ministry has done is a lot because according to public health, the first thing you need to do when there is a reported case is to disinfect to be able to deactivate the virus. Each student and staff must also take his or her own responsibility”, he said.

Government had said, 110 COVID-19 cases have been recorded in some 34 Senior High Schools nationwide.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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