Ghana’s Health and Education Service as part of efforts to slow and curb the spread of the deadly Delta Variant Covid-19 virus outbreak have announced a 14-days lockdown for the Accra-based Achimota School.
Speaking in an interview with Joy FM monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh, the Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Franklin Asiedu Bekoe said no one will be allowed in or out of the school.
According to him, day students of the Achimota Senior High School (Motown) will break for academic activities for the next two weeks as infected students are quarantined for treatment.
“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.
The Achimota School two weeks lockdown comes after the Ghana Health Service last week detected some students and staff of the school 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.
Speaking to Peace 104.3 FM, the Director-General of GHS, Director-General said Infected students including some of the students who are day students were quarantined for further coronavirus tests on the Achimota school campus.
“Achimota school has so far produced about 135 positive cases and we’re still waiting. We have tested 844 people and we have 500 results so far,” Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye told the Accra-based radio station.