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Coronavirus: Over 70 Students, Staff have tested positive at AIS – Dr Ampadu

Thirty-seven new cases have been recorded at Akosombo International School (AIS)  bringing the number of confirmed cases in the school to Seventy-nine.

Out of the seventy-nine, Seventy-four of those infected are students and the remaining five are members of the school staff. 

Executive Director of the National Schools Inspectorate Authority, Dr Hilda Ampadu who spoke to Joy News disclosed the increase in infections and added that authorities are working to manage the spread of the virus in the school. 

“We have positive cases there, so far we have Seventy-nine but the Ghana Health Service, Regional Health Directorate and the Municipal Health Directorate are working with the school and other schools to control the situation, those who have tested positive are being treated”.

Read also: Coronavirus Ghana : Seven new deaths, 696 new cases recorded

The school will today February 8, 2021 role out a shift system to decrease the number of students who turn up daily.

An earlier statement from the Volta River Authority (VRA) urged the general public to remain calm after the school recorded some cases adding that there were ongoing screening exercise for staff and students.

The authority also said, “staff and students have been advised to continue with strict adherence to all COVID-19 protocols.”

“We urge parents and the general public to remain calm as our Health Professionals are adequately equipped to handle the cases,” it added.

Ghana’s Covid-19 case count currently stands at 59,480 with 449 deaths.

Source: Salfmonline.com

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