The management of Mfantsipim School have denied reports that the school has recorded cases of COVID-19.
Reports on Monday in the media suggested Mfanstipim School, Prang SHS and Odorgonno SHS, among others have all recorded cases of COVID-19.
The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Patrick Kuma-Aboagye after the reports said measures were underway to track suspected cases of COVID-19 in some Senior High Schools.
However, management of the school have quashed those reports: “We visited the Director of Health at the Regional Health Directorate who has denied any suspected COVID 19 case in Mfantsipim School. She further said that no sample has been taken from the school. All must, therefore, remain calm since adequate measures have been put in place to prevent an occurrence.
The government deployed 200 personnel, including individuals from the Ghana Education (GES) Service and the GHS to monitor the COVID-19 situation in various Senior High Schools after six students and a teacher of the Accra Girls SHS tested positive for COVID-19.
The GES and GHS in the statement said the personnel have been actively spread out across the country for the task to ensure that the schools do not become hotspots for the spread of the virus.
“A team of 200 personnel, drawn from the Ghana Education Service, Ghana Health Service, the Regional and District Directorates of Education are actively spread out all over the country and are monitoring the situation closely.”
“Further, all health institutions to which senior high schools have been mapped with health facilities to ensure that any suspected cases are promptly dealt with in accordance with the laid down protocols,” the joint statement noted.
Some parents besieged the premises of the Accra Girls SHS yesterday, July 6, 2020, demanding the return of their wards back home after the cases were detected.
The students, also gathered outside their classrooms, chanting: “We’ll go home.”
Police officers were subsequently deployed to the school to prevent the agitated parents from entering the premises of the school.