At least one student has tested positive for COVID-19 at the Wesley Senior High School at Konongo in the Ashanti Region.
Mediaghananews has indicted that a team of health workers and contact tracers have been sent to the school following the confirmation of the case.
Reports show that the student was earlier rushed to the Konongo Government Hospital after showing symptoms of the virus but was diagnosed with malaria and asked to go home.
According to an uncle of the student, Osei Kwadwo, his nephew was left on his own to travel from Konongo to Kumasi only to find out that he is COVID-19 positive.
He is not happy about the development and says the student has since not been isolated and is living with his mother and other siblings at home.
He is also blaming health officials and school authorities for not handling the issue properly.
He says the student’s mother has since taken the COVID-19 test and awaiting her test results.
“The government has said that no parent should come to the school to visit their ward… We are told that you don’t have to get close to people with COVID-19 and so I am very concerned that they left the student to journey on his own alone from Konongo to Kumasi. He returned to his mother and siblings and is still living with them. We don’t have any place to quarantine him. His mother has also taken the test and her results are not out yet,” he said.
Meanwhile, sources at the school say health workers are on campus to assess the situation and take any necessary action.