A school in Dabose in the Wassa East district of the western region has been captured among the first three schools in Ghana to record positive cases of the deadly coronavirus infection in Ghana, after the resumption of schools in the country.
The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma Aboagye who made the announcement at a press briefing indicated that the first two cases were recorded from the Upper West Region of Ghana.
He added that those two cases were imported into the schools from Burkina Faso. He adds that the two cases are currently under control.
Dr. Patrick Kumah Aboagye was unable to mention the names of the schools involved, but he indicated that another positive case has been recorded at a school in Daboase.
“So far, when we look at the schools, for the one week that the schools have reopened, only three cases have been recorded. Two schools in Upper West, and one in the Western Region. In the Upper West Region, the two cases were brought from Burkina Faso but that is under control.
“There is another case in the Western Region at a school in Daboase. Apart from that, no school in the country has recorded any case of coronavirus,” he said.
Schools were reopened across the country, after close to a year of closure due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Positive cases of the virus have started increasing and some players in the education sector have called for the closure of the schools again to avoid further spread of the virus among the pupils.