The Ghana Education Service and the Ghana Health Service have issued a directive to partially locked down the Achimota School in the Greater Accra Region for two- weeks due to the rise in Coronavirus cases recorded in the school.
Statements issued direct the school authorities not to allow anyone to visit the premises nor allow anyone to go out for the next two weeks.
The statement comes after 35 students tested positive for the new variant, though 89 later recovered.
The affected students were subsequently isolated, and all contacts were placed under mandatory quarantine on campus.
“I want to assure the entire country, especially for parents who have their wards in Achimota that every measure has been taken to ensure that we contain the spread of the virus,” he said.
Dr. Franklin Asiedu Bekoe, Director of Public Health, GHS, told Joy News that, day students of the school are supposed to stay at home for the next two weeks.
“We are not going to allow any visitation in the school for the next two weeks. The day students are going to be kept at home for the next two weeks, while those who are positive [for COVID-19] are going to be kept in isolation,” he said.