GES orders suspension of public activities over coronavirus

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has announced the suspension of all public activities in basic and secondary schools in Ghana after two persons tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday.

GES orders suspension of public activities over coronavirus

“All schools are to suspend all public activities such as speech and prize-giving days until further directives are given by the Director-General,” the GES announced Friday.

The GES said Friday that education materials on the coronavirus developed in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service have been deployed to all schools across the country.

“Regional and District Education Directors are to ensure that heads of schools make the materials readily available to staff and students. Educational Directors are also expected to liaise with their respective Regional and District Health Directors to ensure smooth education campaign in the schools,” the statement directed.

Also, all schools have been asked to intensify education on hand washing with soap under running water.

“In the light of this, all schools are to be supported to provide ‘veronica buckets’ and ‘Tippy Taps’ and soaps made available to ensure that children wash their hands frequently,” another statement jointly issued by the GES and the Ghana Health Service directed.

Meanwhile, the United Nations-Ghana says it is working closely with the government of Ghana, through the World Health Organization, to address Ghana's preparedness and response efforts at containing the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

"Such preparedness plan has also been set for UN team in Ghana, even before the first cases of COVID-19 was confirmed by the Government on 12 March," the UN said in a statement.

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