A teacher, together with the spouse and six other students at Accra Girls Senior High School (AGISS) tested positive for the novel COVID-19.
This was confirmed by a joint statement signed by Dr Patrick Kuma Aboagye, Director General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and Professor Kwasi Opoku-Agyemang, Director General of the Ghana Education Service (GES).
Thus AGISS has recorded eight COVID-19 cases as of Monday, July 6, 2020.
The statement said, “The Ghana Education Service (GES) received reports of suspected cases of COVID-19 from some second cycle institutions including Accra Girls Senior High school. The Ghana Health Service was subsequently notified of the situation. As of 6 July 2020, six (6) students, a teacher and spouse have been confirmed as positive for COVID-19 in Accra Girls Senior High School.”
The statement added: "The school has put in measures to ensure strict adherence to social distancing and other COVID-19 safety measures, and continuous public education sections for staff, students and parents on COVID-19 as part of steps instituted so far."
They have, therefore, assured the general public and all parents that, in accordance with the laid down protocols on the COVID-19 pandemic that have been issued to all schools, the necessary steps have been taken and the six confirmed students, the teacher and Spouse have been taken to a treatment centre for further management and are currently doing well.
The measures taken by the GHS and GES are as follows:
1. All Contacts of confirmed cases have been identified and separated from non-contacts.
2. Testing of all contacts of confirmed cases has started.
3. The school authorities with the support of the [district] assembly are in the process of disinfecting the affected dormitories.
4. The school has put in measures to ensure strict adherence to social distancing and other COVID-19 safety measures.
5. Continuous public education sections for staff, students and parents on COVID-19."
Read below the full statement: