More Senior High Schools Record COVID-19 cases

Some more senior high schools (SHSs) in Ghana have recorded positive cases of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), bringing the number of schools infected with the novel disease to 14.

The affected schools include, Mawuli and Mawuko Girls’ SHS in the Ho municipality, the Bishop Herman College in Kpando and Dabala Technical School, all in the Volta Region.

The rest are, Archbishop Porter Girls, Ahantaman Girls, Diabene and Adiembra SHS, all in the Takoradi municipality as well as Nsein SHS in the Nzema East District and the Suhum Senior High Technical School (STHS) in the Western and Eastern Regions, respectively, the Ghanaian Times reports.

In the Volta Region, the Mawuli and Dabala Technical Schools had recorded three cases of the disease each, two cases at the Bishop Herman College, while, a case had been confirmed at Mawuko Girls’ SHS.

Similarly, eight cases had been recorded at Nsein SHS, while one case each has been recorded at Archbishop Porter Girls, Ahantaman Girls, Diabene and Adiembra SHS, all in the Western Region as well as one case in Suhum STHS.

In all 35 students out of the over 300,000 students have contracted the disease, however, they are all said to be doing well.

According to the Volta Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Yao Letsa the situation in his region was under control and called for calm among parents, school staff and students.

“Since they have been taken out of their schools, they cannot spread the virus and so there is no cause for panic,” he said.

Dr Letsa, who is a public health expert, further stated that, the cases had all been taken into isolation at the various treatment centres in the region.

Ghanaian Times