Reconsider decision; it's not safe to open schools– Medical Practitioner to Gov’t

Reconsider decision; it's not safe to open schools– Medical Practitioner to Gov’t

- Akufo-Addo in his 21st address to the nation announced that students should return back to school

- A private medical practitioner, Dr. Denis Bortey is not at all happy about the president's announcement to reopen schools

- According to him, since the country is recording new cases, there is the need for the government to reconsider its decision

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his 21st address to the nation on the update on Coronavirus pandemic announced that students would be going back to school.

The reopening of the schools as announced by the president was met with great excitement from parents as well as students, since most of them were tired of staying home.

On medical grounds, a private medical practitioner, Dr. Denis Bortey is not at all happy about the president's announcement to reopen schools.

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Reconsider decision; it's not safe to open schools– Medical Practitioner to Gov’t

Reconsider decision; it's not safe to open schools– Medical Practitioner to Gov’t
Source: UGC

He has disagreed with the decision by the government to reopen schools since the country is recently recording new cases.

Interestingly, Ghana’s active cases of coronavirus stand at 1,261 as of January 7, 2021, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) reports.

The GHS said 338 individuals have died and 54, 631 recovered.

President Akufo-Addo in his 21st covid-19 update to the nation on Sunday January 3 announced the reopening of schools after he said it was safe to do so.

Students have accordingly, reported to the schools to continue their education.

Speaking in an interview on TV3 New Day Show, Dr. Bortey said the case could get worse as the whole community could be infected.

Dr. Bortey further suggested that the schools can maximize the use of Virtual Learning technologies to teach the students rather than gathering all of them in the classroom.

Meanwhile, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has ranked Ghana as the second country behind Nigeria to have the highest coronavirus cases in West and Central Africa combined.

Ghana has second highest covid cases in West and Central Africa combined - UNICEF

As at the 31st of December, Ghana’s total confirmed coronavirus cases was 54,771. Already, government is racing to avert the importation of a deadlier and contagious Coronavirus.

The major task ahead for Ghana’s infectious disease center will be to trace and track if the new contagious variant of Covid-19 is in the country.

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