The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye despite cases of the new Covid-19 Delta Variant recorded in the Achimota School has said Motown will not be closed down as widely speculated.
Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye’s comment after some Ghanaians following the outbreak of the deadly locally transmitted virus in Motown proposed for the government to shut down the Accra-based Senior High School to curb the spread.
Speaking on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo show monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh, the Health Service Director-General said the Achimota cases have been contained on the campus and that there will be no need to close down the school.
“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 added.
He over the weekend confirmed some students and teachers of the Accra-based Achimota School have tested positive for the new locally transmitted virus termed Delta variant which was first detected 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.
Dr Kuma said Infected students including some of the students who are day students were quarantined for further coronavirus tests on the Achimota school campus.