55 test positive at Accra Girls’ SHS – Government

A joint statement issued by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the Ghana Educations Service (GES) has revealed Fifty-five persons at the Accra Girls’ Senior High School including students and members of staff have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

According to the joint statement this was revealed after ‘containment measures’ were put in place following the confirmation of the school’s first case on July 6, 2020.

Out of 314 persons who were tested in the school, 259 persons tested negative. Those who tested positive have so far been transferred to designated national treatment and isolation centres for case management.

These include identification and segregation of contacts from other students, restriction of the number of students that attend dining at a particular time, enforcement of social distancing protocols, enhanced hand hygiene practices among others.

The statement further disclosed that “a few other schools have reported sporadic cases which have not experience a surge.”

Government has also announced measures to curb the spread of the virus on the campuses of schools that have confirmed cases.

Full statement below:

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