A student at the Konongo Wesley High School in the Ashanti Region has tested positive for coronavirus.
Over 260 persons have been identified as contacts who got close to the said student.
The Municipal Chief Executive for Asante Akyem Central, Susan Akomea, said two other students were held in isolation with their samples taken for testing.
“As we speak, over 260 samples have been sent for testing”, the Municipal Chief Executive explained in an interview with Virgin City Radio, adding: “Obviously, samples of his colleagues in the classroom, dormitories and close teachers needed to be tested,”
The student was earlier rushed to the Konongo Government Hospital after showing symptoms of the virus, but was diagnosed with malaria and asked to return home.
He is reported to have left on his own to travel from Konongo to Kumasi only to find out that he is COVID-19 positive.