11 Upper East Schools Record 14 Covid-19 Cases
Dr. Emmanuel Kofi Dotzi, Upper East Regional Health Director says in spite of measures they put in place to stop the spread of covid-19, they have recorded few cases of the deadly in schools in the Upper East Region
Fourteen cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in 11 schools in the Upper East Region of Ghana since school reopening in the middle of January 2021.
According to Dr. Emmanuel Kofi Dotzi, Upper East Regional Health Director, in spite of measures they put in place to stop the spread of covid-19, they have recorded few cases of the deadly disease in schools in the Upper East Region.
He said they suspected 18 cases where they investigated 14 and recorded 14 positive cases from the 11 schools.
The Upper East Regional Health Director further disclosed to the media that “10 out of the 14 cases are being managed and discharged but 4 are still in isolation”.
Dr. Dotzi allayed public fears, stating that the cases recorded in the affected schools were rapidly “brought under control” and “academic activities were not disrupted”.
The Director mentioned that the affected schools were not adhering to the Covid-19 safety protocols, the factor that contributed to the spread of the virus in the schools.
He, however, added that most of the schools in the Region have been attached to a health center that is very closer to them.
James Adombire /Bolgatanga Upper East Region