The Bui Power Authority has asked some members of staff to self-quarantine following government’s confirmation of two cases of the deadly COVID-19 virus.
According to a memo sighted by JoyNews, the move was necessitated by the closure of some such as the Ghana International School, German-Swiss School and Lincoln Community School and the closure of some United Nation agencies in Ghana to prevent the spread.
On March 13, 2020, UNDP and UNICEF offices in Ghana shut down their offices and asked workers to stay home after it emerged one of the two recorded coronavirus cases in Ghana is their employee.
Ghana International School (GIS) will close down effective March 13, while Lincoln Community School communicated to parents that one of Ghana’s confirmed cases came in contact with a parent of a student in particular classes there.
In this light, the statement from Chief Executive Officer advised: “all staff whose wards attend these institutions as well as staff who have been in contact with staff of UNDP to proceed to self-quarantine for a period of two weeks effective Monday, March 16, 2020.”
The Bui Power Authority, however, assured employees of its commitment to ensuring the safe working environment of its staff in the wake of global threats of coronavirus.
Read the full statement below:
Some cancelled events in Ghana
The Netherlands Embassy in Ghana in a tweet on Saturday has shut its office over threats of COVID-19.
Important Public Notice— NL Embassy in Ghana (@NLinGhana) March 14, 2020
Following the confirmation by the Norwegian Embassy that one of its staff has tested positive for the COVID-19, and given that the Norwegian & Netherlands Embassies share the same building, the Netherlands Embassy in Ghana is closed until further notice.
The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) cancelled its annual Open Day event in Accra due to what it described as “current operational exigencies.”
The Office of the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, also cancelled the International Women’s Day event scheduled for Friday, March 13, 2020.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) also shut down its office in Ghana to test its capacity to manage the coronavirus pandemic.
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) also issued a statement on Friday banning all international conferences as part of its efforts to combat the COVID-19.
The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) has in the wake of the COVID-19 has shut down elevators in a move to prevent the spread of the virus.
The University of Ghana has also suspended all public gatherings after two cases of coronavirus was confirmed.
Organisers of the 3Music Awards have postponed their upcoming Fan Festival scheduled to be held at the Accra Polo Club on Saturday, March 14, due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in Ghana.
Stonebwoy’s American concert has added to the number of shows that have been put on hold due to the spread of the coronavirus.
Furthermore, the 2020 Adom FM Kolor Paaty, slated for Saturday, March 14, 2020, has been postponed indefinitely due to public safety concerns.