The Eastern Region-based Akosombo International School (AIS) has recorded 37 new coronavirus cases in addition to the 40 recorded on February 4, 2021, NaSIA’s Executive Director Dr Hilda Ampadu has said.
Dr Hilda in an interview with Joy News monitored by Educationweb.com.gh said the Ghana Health Service, and the school’s COVID-19 Management Team are working to slow the spread of the virus in the school.
The unexpected outbreak of the locally transmitted coronavirus occurred on February 4, 2021, after the authorities of the Akosombo International School (AIS) conducted a covid-19 mass testing on the students.
According to the school’s COVID-19 Management Team, 40 students tested positive for the virus out of the 500 samples that were taken.
But, the Volta River Authority (VRA), a stakeholder of the school in a statement sighted by Educationweb.com.gh said students who tested positive for Covid-19 at the School have been isolated for treatment.
The National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA) as part of efforts to slow the spread has said a shift system will be rolled out Monday, February 8, 20201 to improve social distancing in classrooms as the testing goes on.