Coronavirus: University of Ghana suspends lectures over COVID-19

Coronavirus: University of Ghana suspends lectures over COVID-19

- Authorities at the University of Ghana have suspended lectures in the school

- This follows the confirmation of a Coronavirus on the school's campus

- In a directive issued by the school, off-campus students have also been banned from coming to campus

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The University of Ghana has announced the suspension lectures over the confirmation that one of its students has contracted the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The suspension was disclosed the school's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, during an address on Radio Univers on Sunday, March 15, 2020.

In his address, Prof Oduro also announced a ban on non-residential students from coming to the university's campus until further notice.

He, however, stated that staff members providing essential services were excluded from the directive.

The statement also directed that the University Basic Schools and the Baby Nest Creche on Legon Campus be “closed down until further notice.”

The decision by the school comes after one of its students tested positive for the Coronavirus disease.

As earlier reported by YEN.com.gh, Ghana confirmed its first two cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

But on Sunday, March 15, 2020, Ghana Health Service's Public Health Director Dr Badu Sarkodie revealed that four new cases have been confirmed bringing the total number to six.

One of the four new victims happens to be a female student at the University of Ghana who travelled and returned from the United States recently.

Meanwhile, the government has placed a ban on travellers from countries with 200 or more Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.

The travel ban was announced by Minister of Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah at a press briefing on Sunday, March 15, 2020.

The ban forms part of control measures after Ghana's number of COVID-19 cases rose from two to six within three days.

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