The Sefwi Wiawso College of Education in the Western North region has recorded 8 COVID cases after schools resumed
The Wiawso municipal now has a total of 61 cases after the Sefwi Wiawso Director of Health confirmed. According to him, the cases were recorded earlier last week.
“Initially there was one case that was positive and then we did contact tracing and we picked up seven more cases. So currently, they have eight cases with their contact traced and sent to KCCR in Kumasi and awaiting the results,” he affirmed.
According to the Health Directorate, the situation at the College is under control.
He added that they are collaborating with the School’s authorities in a sensitization programme to ensure that the Covid-19 protocols are adhered to.
The Minister of Education designate has also said that, schools will not be closed down because the Ghana Education Service and the Ghana Health Service is doing everything possible to keep the schools safer.
“Now the situation at the college is under control. We’ve quarantined the students who are positive and we’ve given them education and everybody is following the protocols on campus.
“When the first case was discovered the authorities of the school we had series of meeting with them on the same day, they agreed and fumigated the whole school the following day and then on that same evening, we met the general students of the school and told them what has happened,” he stated.
Touching on the resurgence of the pandemic in the Municipality, Dr Takyi advised the people to adhere to the safety protocols to help prevent the spread of the virus.
“The entire house, those in charge of the hostels and the class pledged to use the face masks and then bring back all the protocols.
“This includes the Veronica buckets for hand washing, sanitisers and soap which they’ve been following so far. They’ve fumigated all the hostels and their blocks and they are cooperating very well,” he said.
The further stated that no case of Covid-19 has been recorded among the primary and Junior High Schools.
He assured the people in the Municipality that there are clinics on campus, with health personnel’s monitoring the situation very closely so there is no cause for alarm if only the students comply with the Covid-19 protocols
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