COVID-19: It is not news to record cases in secondary schools

COVID-19: It is not news to record cases in secondary schools

- Bernard Okoe-Boye has stated that it would be impossible to close down senior high schools as is being suggested

- According to him, the closing down of schools is not the best option

- He said strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocols and intense contact tracing in the various secondary schools should be enough to manage the situation

COVID-19: It is no news to record cases in secondary schools

Deputy Minister for Health, Bernard Okoe-Boye Source: UGC
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The Deputy Minister for Health, Bernard Okoe-Boye, has stated it would be impossible to close down senior high schools as is being suggested after six confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Accra Girls Senior High School.

According to him, the closing down of schools is not the best option.

Okoe-Boye said strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocols and intense contact tracing in the various secondary schools should be enough to help manage the situation.

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“If you have a reported case of COVID-19 in a school it’s not news because COVID-19 is a global pandemic.

Does that mean if you record a case at a place, you should close down the whole place? What you need to do is to do contact tracing to manage the situation” he said in a Citi FM interview.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that scores of parents have stormed Accra Girls Senior High School in Accra to pick up their wards to the house.

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Their fear stems after six students of the school were confirmed to have tested positive and subsequently picked up to isolation facilities.

Some parents who spoke in an interview with TV3 indicated that they cannot rest knowing their wards might be at risk of catching the virus.

Meanwhile, officials from the Ghana Police Service have been deployed to the premises of Accra Girls SHS to restrain parents who are trying to force themselves into the school.

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