Covid 19: Why schools have not been closed despite coronavirus constraints

Despite the surge in the cases of COVID-19 in the country, and government’s subsequent reintroduction of restrictions on funerals, weddings, shows, theatrical performances and parties until additional notice, schools have still not been closed.

According to President Nana Alufo-Addo, the circumstance in the numerous schools is being scrutinized for an applicable answer to be taken, despite a few cases being reported since reopening schools on January 15.

President Akufo-Addo, speaking to the nation for the 23rd time in the outstanding televised COVID-19 address on Sunday, January 31, elucidated that the decision not to close down schools was due to the few COVID-19 outbreaks recorded so far.

He, however, urged school councils to enforce strictly the COVID-19 safety protocols delivered by the Ghana Education Service.

He assured that the Ghana Health Service will continue its surveillance in schools to help contain the spread of the virus.

“We should all understand that our current situation could get very dire if efforts are not made, both on the part of the government and by you, the citizenry, to help contain the virus,” he said in his broadcast.

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