Suspend all public activities – GES directs school heads


The Ghana Education Service has directed heads of schools to suspend all activities that require large gatherings.

In a communique after a meeting with the Ghana Health Service, Director-General of the GES, Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa said “public activities such as Speech and Prize-Giving Days” must be suspended “until further directives are given by the Director-General.”

Prof Opoku-Amankwa disclosed that educational materials have been prepared in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service for circulation and education in all schools.

The GES has taken the decision as Ghana records two
cases of the deadly coronavirus.

The cases, according to the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, were
confirmed on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

The two – a Ghanaian who was returning from Turkey and a Norwegian Diplomat – tested positive for the virus.

“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.

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