COVID-19: 648 contacts traced to 8 infected persons at Accra Girls SHS

COVID-19: 648 contacts traced to 8 infected persons at Accra Girls SHS

- A total of 648 persons have been identified to have been in contact with the eight people who tested positive for COVID-19 at Accra Girls SHS

- A number of them have been tested

- Deputy Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, allayed the fears of parents by assuring them the situation was under control.

COVID-19: 648 contacts traced to 8 infected people at Accra Girls SHS – Adutwum

COVID-19: 648 contacts traced to 8 infected people at Accra Girls SHS Source: UGC
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YEN.com.gh understands that a total of 648 persons have been identified to have been in contact with the people who tested positive for COVID-19 at Accra Girls Senior High School.

According to the Deputy Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, a number of them have been tested.

Speaking at the Ministry of Information's press briefing, Dr Adutwum calmed the fears of the parents by assuring them the situation was under control.

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According to him, it is understandable that some parents went to the school to take their wards home, but was quick to add that it wasn't a safe thing to do.

“I can understand why some parents went to the school to take their children home, but taking your child away at this point is not a very good option. So as I speak to you now, we are on top of the medical side of things and the Ghana Education Service is also on the education side of things,” he added.

Adutwum further said counsellors have been brought on board to help boost the morale of the students so teaching and learning could go on.

Six students from Accra Girls SHS, a teacher, and his spouse have tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks after the final year students were allowed to return to school to prepare for their exit exams.

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

Their fear comes after six students from 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 that their wards might be at risk of catching the virus.

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