After the first outbreak of COVID-19 in the Accra Girls SHS, 55 students and teachers have contracted the deadly Coronavirus as confirmed by the Ghana Health Service after testing was conducted in the school.
According to a joint statement by the Ghana Health Service and the Ghana Education Service (GES), 55 people tested positive out of 314 total tests done.
“As at 13th July 2020, a total of 314 persons (student and staff) from the School have been tested. Out of these, 55 have been confirmed positive for COVID-19 while 259 persons tested negative,” the statement said.
The statement further indicated that all those who have tested positive have been sent to treatment centres.
The school confirmed six positive cases amongst students last week and it was later discovered that a teacher and his spouse had also tested positive for the disease.
This sparked protest among the student populace who insisted on going home.
At the same time, many parents thronged the premises of the school demanding that their children be allowed to go home due to the risk of remaining at the school.
Other senior high schools have also recorded one or two cases of the CVOID-19 amidst agitations by parents and concerned citizens for students to be returned home.
However, communications from key government functionaries suggest that these students will not be returning home any time soon not after their stay in these schools are over.