Ghana’s Education Service (GES) has debunked claims indicating the Achimota Senior High School for the next two weeks will be on lockdown to slow and curb covid-19 after some students and staff tested positive for the killer virus.
The Education Service comment comes after a staff of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Franklin Asiedu Bekoe in an interview monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh said no one will be allowed in or out of Motown to curb the novel virus
“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 are going to be kept in isolation,” Dr Franklin stated.
But, the Ghana Education Service (GES) in a communique has said it had not taken any such decision by the Ghana Health Service (GES) or Achimota Senior High School Management to put the school on lockdown for 14 days.
Meanwhile, the Director-General of the Health Service, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye despite cases of the new Covid-19 Delta Variant recorded in the Achimota School Monday said Motown will not be closed down as widely speculated.
Speaking Accra-based Peace 104.3 FM’s Kokrokoo Show monitored by EducationWeb, Dr Kuma-Aboagye noted Achimota School cases have been contained on the campus and that there will be no need to close down the school.
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) last week detected some students and staff of the public Accra-based Senior High School (SHS) have tested positive for the new Covid-19 Delta Variant that first emerged in India.
The Health Service however refused to mention the actual number of the Covid-19 Delta cases recorded at Achimota Senior High School except to say that a “significant” number of the cases were the Delta variant.