- The Akosombo International School has recorded 37 more cases of coronavirus
- This comes after the school recorded 40 cases on February 4, 2021
- The affected students are currently receiving medical care
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The Akosombo International School located in the Eastern Region has recorded 37 more cases of coronavirus.
The Executive Director of National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA) disclosed that the Municipal Health Directorate is on top of issues.
The affected students are receiving medical attention while in isolation away from their colleagues.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that 40 students of an undisclosed school at Akosombo in the Eastern Region of Ghana tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The Eastern Regional Director of the GHS Dr. Winfred Ofosu preferred not to disclose the name of the school, but he indicated that all the students are currently asymptomatic and are responding to treatment really well.
It happened that the school Dr. Ofosu was shielding was the Akosombo International School.
He explained that out of a total of 500 samples that were taken from the school, 40 students tested positive.
Meanwhile, parents of affected students have been advised to relax as the situation is under control.
In a related development, three institutions in the Bono Region have recorded nine confirmed cases among students since the re-opening of schools.
In a report filed by Joy News, the Deputy Bono Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) in charge of public health, Dr. John Ekow Otoo, confirmed this.
Dr. Otoo however indicated that the affected students were in stable condition, with the boarders under strict quarantine while the day students were in their homes.
He said a lot of contacts have been traced among students as well as the staff of the schools and samples taken for testing.
He said only the school authorities and parents of the affected students were aware of the conditions, explaining that samples were taken in a very professional manner.
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