Committee set up to monitor COVID-19 cases in schools

Following the spread of coronavirus in some secondary schools, the government has set up a committee look into health-related incidents in Senior High Schools.

The Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, addressing the press on Thursday said the committee will also “oversee the operations of the regional monitoring teams which are already in place across the various regions.”

“The president has tasked a subcommittee of the COVID-19 Presidential taskforce to be set up to quickly address challenges that may arise in the next eight weeks while final year students are in school.”

He said the committee has also been tasked to “ensure that guidelines of campus quarantine are strictly enforced and any gaps swiftly addressed where incidents are suspected.”

He assured parents the government has put in place all the measures to protect their wards.

“So if you are a parent and you are reading a story online and you are hearing something, we encourage you to call 311 from tomorrow. Dedicated officers are being put there to help connect parents to the schools to validate whether some of the reports are true,” Mr. Oppong Nkrumah said.


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