A teacher of the Ghana International School (GIS) has died after contracting COVID-19.
The teacher whose name has been given as Mrs Dora Baah is a Junior School Teacher (and former AVP) of the school.
The news has left teachers, students and their families in shock considering how popular Mrs. Baah was in the school community.
According to a message sent to the school community by the Principal of the school, Dr Mary Ashun, the teacher died over the weekend after battling with the virus for a short while.
“We have lost Mrs Dora Baah, Junior School Teacher (and former AVP) after a short battle with COVID-19,” Dr Mary Ashun, Principal of Ghana International School, broke the news to the community.
She added: “Dora was life itself. Everyone who knew her will attest to this. Her energy at school assemblies, her rib-crushing hugs, her jokes and… her everything. Dora was GIS.
“The last time I saw her was when myself and the rest of the management team did our Christmas walkabout to deliver gifts to staff. Dora walked out of her room and met us with dancing as we sang ‘Oye’. I’m now clinging to that memory like a drowning person clinging to a floating raft, because memories are all we now have. Dora taught EVERYBODY and leaves a very enviable legacy of being a teacher’s teacher, what we are all meant to do in our chosen vocation of teaching.”
Meanwhile President Akufo-Addo in his address to the country on Sunday charged the Ghana Police Service to ensure that citizens are complying with the laid down protocols particularly the wearing of nose masks in public places.
New active cases have reached 1,924 with an average of 200 infections daily.
13 out of 16 regions in Ghana have recorded virus infections as concerns grow over the blatant dihurtcols among the public.
The government said, however, that it may be forced to reintroduce restrictions including a lockdown if Ghana’s COVID-19 cases continually increase.
President Akufo-Addo said on Sunday that although the government is against the idea of a lockdown due to its negative impact on the economy, it might resort to that if the rate of spread increases.
“We do not want to go back to the days of partial lockdowns which hurt our economy and way of life”, the President said in his 22nd update on government’s enhanced responsive measures against the outbreak.
He continued: “But should that become necessary, and should the number of active cases continue to increase at the current rate, I will have no option than to reimpose these restrictions because it is better to be safe than to be sorry. So together, let us all ensure that we respect the protocols”.
The President indicated that the government will reintroduce the testing, tracing, treating policy to help identify and isolate infected persons.
So far 352 COVID related fatalities have been recorded in Ghana.