News reaching Mediaghananews indicates that twenty-four (24) health workers and ten (10) SHS students have tested positive for Covid-19 in the Ahafo Region.
The Ahafo Regional Director Of Health revealed this in an interview with Citi News on Thursday, July 16, 2020.
He expressed worry over the rate at which the virus has continued to spread in the region and has called on all residents to properly adhere to the safety protocols to help minimize the spread.
“In the Ahafo Region, we have 24 of our staff who have tested positive for COVID-19. All of them are in isolation, one of them has recovered. For the students too, we have ten of our students, eight of them are in self-isolation, one has been discharged.
“Currently, contact tracing is ongoing to ensure that we get all of them for testing. Gradually, people are getting used to COVID-19. They seem to have relaxed some of the instructions we have given them. We have to work in terms of risk communication and social mobilisation. We have to let them know COVID-19 is real and since there is no vaccine for it, they have to abide by the safety protocols.”
But elsewhere, 62 covid-19 cases have been recorded in seven Senior High Schools within the Greater Accra Region since the reopening of schools.
The Greater Accra Regional Director of Education, Mrs. Monica Ankrah disclosed this during the disinfection of the Accra Girls Senior High School.
She said authorities have put in place strict measures to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
Ghana’s total confirmed cases reach 26,125 with 22,270 recoveries and 139 deaths