Ghana Education Board, has directed all School heads to avoid public activities which attract large gatherings, after a meeting with Ghana Health Service. “Public activities such as Speech and Prize-Giving Days” must be suspended “until further directives are given by the Director-General”, by the Director-General of the GES, Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa.
Prof Opoku-Amankwa disclosed that educational materials have been prepared in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service for all schools.
GES has taken the decision as Ghana records two cases of the deadly coronavirus. According to the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu confirmed it on 12th of March 2020. The infected Ghanaians were tested by a Norwegian Diplomat as they were returning from Turkey, which came out positive.
“Laboratory results of the two confirmed cases were received at the same time from the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research.
“Both individuals returned to Ghana, one from Norway and the other from Turkey, so these are imported cases of COVID-19,” Mr Agyeman-Manu said.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.Globally, there have been 134,511 cases recorded and at least 4,970 deaths.