Human coronavirus takes over Akuse Methodist SHTS
The Ghana Health Service said there was a similar outbreak of Covid-19 delta variant detected at Afram Plains North Senior High School.
It is confirmed, that there is an outbreak of a human coronavirus (hCoVs) and Swine flu (H1N1) at Akuse Methodist Senior High Technical School in Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region.
Information gathered from some teachers of the school shows that the cases were recorded from last week.
According to a teacher who spoke on anonymity, 34 samples were taken for testing, 13 students tested positive for H1N1 while 19 tested positive for hCoVs.
The affected students have since been quarantined at the School sickbay and currently congested due to an inadequate space to continue with testing.
Another source by someday students indicates that this has really made some of the day-students stop attending classes with the fear of contracting the deadly viruses.
Meanwhile, the administration has expressed worry that the Ghana Health Services is not being swift in providing proper care to the affected students.
During this week another revelation by the Ghana Health Services said there was a similar outbreak of Covid-19 delta variant detected at Afram Plains North Senior High School. The situation they revealed has created fear and panic amongst residents after contact tracing to identify infected persons.
WHO in a statement released around September 2020, said four of the seven known human coronaviruses usually cause a mild coryzal illness only, these are HKU1, NL63, OC43, and 229E. hCoVs mostly manifest during the rainy season.
When contacted, the Eastern Regional Director of Ghana Health Service, Dr Winfred Ofosu, declined to speak to the media but opined, he will offer a press briefing after a meeting today, July 7, 2021.
William Ofori Akwaboa, Eastern Regional Correspondent