Seven Western Region Senior High Schools have recorded coronavirus cases according to several high profile sources.
Shama Senior High School, St. John’s School, Diabene Senior High Technical School, Ahantaman Girls Senior High School, Archbishop Porter Girls’ Senior High School and Nsein Senior High School are names of the schools reported to have recorded Covid-19 cases as at July 11, 2020.
The president of Ghana on June 15, 2020 announced relief of restrictions on final year students in tertiary and senior high schools to commence preparations ahead of their final year examinations.
The directive according to the president was to spread confidence in the fight against the deadly coronavirus.
“When schools reopen, the country will see that, in spite of the difficulties we are all going through, it is possible for us to begin the reengineering of our country in the context of the COVID-19 menace, and if it succeeds, the country too will be reassured that it can step up with some confidence,” the president said.
The decision, however, has fueled the spread of the virus with several schools recording cases of coronavirus.
In other news, Education Minister Mathew Opoku Prempeh, who just recovered from the global pandemic has on Wednesday disclosed on a local radio station that 90% of staff at the Ministry had tested positive for COVID-19.
“After my second result came out as positive, testing was conducted on all staff at the ministry and the results showed that out of every 50 persons, about 45 had contracted the virus. Most of them are asymptomatic so they are isolating at home”.
“For all the 52 years of my life, I’ve never been admitted to the hospital before and it was not a pleasant experience. The disease is very real and I don’t wish it on even my foe,” he told Peace FM.
Bechem Presbyterian Senior High School earlier reported a student contracting the virus and earlier on Saturday, July 11, 2020 western region has seven of its high schools recording several cases per reports.
The recent news of the spread of the virus has also fueled mass condemnation from the people of the country.