20 COVID cases recorded in schools in Accra – GHS

At least twenty positive cases of COVID-19 have been recorded cumulatively in some schools within Greater Accra Region, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has disclosed. Addressing the Press on Tuesday on the situation, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye indicated contact tracing has already commenced to help curb the spread in the schools. “We still have limited outbreak  [of COVID-19 cases] in schools across the country. We’ve had some cases in Upper West, Western and Greater Accra. Greater Accra, has cumulatively reported about 20 cases in a couple of schools and the contact tracing and isolation are currently ongoing,” he noted. Nonetheless, there is a limited outbreak of the virus also in some schools in the Upper West and the Western Regions, said the GHS. Meanwhile, Information Minister-designate Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has clarified marriages can still take place despite the ban on weddings by President Akufo-Addo in the wake of the second wave of COVID-19. The Ofoase-Ayirebi MP also noted burial services can continue in spite of the ban on funerals. “The president did not ban burial service because the activity of burial, we actually encourage to go on… What is banned is the funeral where typically in the Ghanaian community we will all gather, shake hands, announcement of people, then they’ll call for a song, people will come and dance, where there is a little party associated with it. That is what has been banned,” he noted at a press briefing Tuesday. Source: Ghana/ Kasapafmonline.com/102.5 Fm

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