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AUDIO: Gov’t has adopted a threshold that will inform the decision to close down schools – Deputy Health Minister

Deputy Health Minister Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye has said The government has adopted a threshold that will inform the decision to close down a school.

According to the Deputy Health Minister, in an interview Daily News ghana monitored, if cases of Covid-19 go beyond 15 percent of a school’s population, it will be shut down.

But Dr. Okoe Boye explained on Asempa FM that the government will strictly act when a particular reach the threshold.

“If you have 500 students in the school if you get 35 that amounts to seven percent of the number. We either make them go home or find a way to deal with them separately. The allowed percent is 7 percent. If you have 14 or 15 percent of the school population it is alarming.

This comes on the back of agitation by wards who are protesting the Accra Girls’ Senior High School’s refusal to allow them access to their children after the institution recorded Covid-19 cases.

At least 55 students of the school have tested positive for the virus.

 

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