Deputy Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Adutwum at a press conference organized by the Information Ministry on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 has said, a total of 684 contacts who got close to some eight persons who tested positive for COVID-19 at the Accra Girls Senior High School have been identified by health officials.
“At this point, 648 contacts have been identified and a number of them have been tested,” the Deputy Minister said.
Dr. Adutwum at the press briefing allayed the fears of parents saying the situation has been put under control. He further assured that counsellors are on-site now looking at ways that they can help the students recompose themselves and begin the preparations ahead
“A [COVID-19] case was reported to the health bay of a very distinguished school in Accra [Accra Girls SHS] serving young women on June 29, 2020. A student who was unwell reported to school authorities. Of course, she was quickly identified that it might be symptoms of COVID-19. Subsequently, other students started showing similar symptoms and they were all quickly quarantined prior to the testing and test results came in and we have six students who tested unfortunately positive for COVID-19. They were immediately isolated and taken care off and parents were informed to bring down the anxiety. An instructor and wife who tested positive have also been isolated.”
“We understand that, in the midst of all the anxiety, it is difficult for students to learn, but counsellors are on-site now looking at ways that they can help the students recompose themselves and begin the preparations ahead.”