JHS in Oti Region hit by COVID-19
A Junior High School in the Oti Region has recorded a case of coronavirus, Director in charge of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Badu Sarkodie has disclosed.
He disclosed this at a press briefing today [Tuesday] by the Ministry of Information.
He, however, failed to name the school involved.
“The only reported JHS with a case is in the Oti Region. Just one. I think they [Junior High Schools] are probably adhering to the protocols more than the others,” he said.
“The tertiary schools opened on the 15 of June and again we haven’t had many events within the tertiary and then the SHS on the 22nd and the JHS 29th June. So, based on the time, if you look at the period, 29th to now is more than two weeks and if we are going by the incubation period, should the JHS be confined, then it will be amongst the safest place for us as a country.”
“The Senior High Schools we have the data here despite the number of cases, a few of them in sporadic quantities that have been reported. The rate within the SHS is much lower than the total population in the country. The least was the Junior High Schools,” he said.