The Volta River Authority (VRA), says its health professionals are adequately equipped to handle COVID-19 cases at the Akosombo International School, and called for calm.A statement from the Corporate Affairs and External Relations Unit of the Authority on Friday, February 05, said, following the reopening of schools, COVID-19 screening had been ongoing for staff and students.
It said all who tested positive so far were stable and without symptoms, but in isolation for “further management and treatment by VRA Hospital Staff”.
The statement said parents of students were duly informed and urged staff and students to continue with strict adherence to all COVID-19 safety protocols.
The Ghana Education Service (GES), ahead of the reopening of schools, issued guidelines to provide concrete steps for safe operations through prevention, early detection and control of COVID-19 in schools and other educational facilities.
The Service said the goal of the guidelines was to ensure that learners, teaching and non-teaching staff were safe in school and charged schools to enforce regular handwashing with soap under running water, use alcohol-based hand sanitiser and regularly disinfect and clean school surfaces such as door handles, tables and chairs.
It also urged them to enforce the wearing of face masks and ensure social distancing during class sessions and social events.