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10 SHS students, 24 health workers infected with COVID-19 in Ahafo Region

At least 10 Senior High School students have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Ahafo Region.

Also, 24 health workers have been infected with the contagion, according to Ahafo Regional Director of Health Services, Boakye Boateng.

Speaking to Citi News, Boateng expressed worry over the continuous spread of the virus in the region, appealing to residents to adhere to the safety protocols to stop the spread.

“In the Ahafo Region, we have 24 of our staff who have tested positive for COVID-19. All of them are in isolation, one of them has recovered. For the students too, we have 10 of our students, eight of them are in self-isolation, one has been discharged.

“Currently, contact tracing is ongoing to ensure that we get all of them for testing. Gradually, people are getting used to COVID-19. They seem to have relaxed some of the instructions we have given them. We have to work in terms of risk communication and social mobilisation. We have to let them know COVID-19 is real and since there is no vaccine for it, they have to abide by the safety protocols,” he noted.

Meanwhile, 62 COVID-19 cases have been recorded in seven Senior High Schools in the Greater Accra Region, with Accra Girls’ SHS alone recording 55 since the reopening of schools.

Ghana has recorded over 26,000 coronavirus cases with the death toll standing at 139.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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