An update on the COVID-19 situation at the Accra Girls Senior High School has raised concerns among some Ghanaians on social media.
According to a joint statement from the Ghana Education Service (GES) and Ghana Health Service (GHS), 55 persons, including students and staff, have tested positive for COVID-19 in the school.
“As at 13th July 2020, a total of 314 persons (student and staff) from the School have been tested. Out of these, 55 have been confirmed positive for COVID-19 while 259 persons tested negative,” the statement said.
Last week, the school confirmed that 6 students had tested for COVID-19 and it was later revealed that a teacher and his spouse had also tested positive for the disease.
The students staged protests, demanding school authorities to allow them go home.
Parents also trooped to the school premises to demand that their wards be allowed to go home.
The school authorities, the GES and GHS assured parents that situation will be managed to prevent further spread.
The latest update on the COVID-19 situation at the school has now generated calls from Ghanaians to the government to allow the students to go home.
Many of them indicated that the students will not be in the right state of mind, with all that is happening around them, to write and successfully pass their exams.
There have also been calls for psychologists to be sent to the schools to examine the mental state of the students.
Others are surprised at the President’s silence on the issue. They are, however, expecting the President to reverse the decision and allow the students to go home.
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