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JHS Student tests positive for COVID-19

The Director of Public Health of Ghana Health Service, Dr. Badu Sarkodie has announced that a Junior High School in the Oti Region has recorded a case of Coronavirus.

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The Director of Public Health made the announcement while giving an update on COVID situations in schools and concerns for the closure of schools.
Organised by the Ministry of Information, Dr Badu Sarkodie failed to name the school and also did not give details on when the case was detected.

“The only reported Junior High School with a recorded case in the Oti Region is one, and they are probably adhering to the protocols note than the others”, he said.
“The tertiary schools opened on 15 of June, and again we have not had many events within the tertiary and then the Senior High Schools on the 22nd and Junior High school on 29th June. So, based on the time, if you look at the period, 29th to now is more than two weeks and if we are going by the incubation period, should the JHS be confined, then it will be amongst the safest place for us as a country.

He added that Senior High Schools have the data and despite the number of cases, a few of them in sporadic quantities have been reported.
“The rate within the SHS is much lower than the total population in the country. The least was the Junior High Schools,” he said.
The Coronavirus continues to spread in educational institutions such as Accra Girls, who recorded over 50 cases of the novel virus, and students have been sent to an isolation centre in Kasoa.

Meanwhile, an attempt to speak with the Regional Director of Health Services to confirm the information was declined.

By Agnes Melissa Yovo | Talksafrica.com

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