President Akufo-Addo has formed a five-member coronavirus sub-committee to monitor the enforcement of Covid-19 safety protocols in schools nationwide.
The committee members comprise of Dr Anothony Nsiah Asare – Presidential Advisor on Health, Dr Okoe Boye- Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Da Costa Aboagye – Director of Health Promotion Division, Ghana Health Service, Dr Yaw Adu Twum – Deputy Minister of Education, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director General Ghana Health Service.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah at a press meeting on Thursday in Accra.
He said the Committee will work to address gaps in the enforcement of the protocols on campuses across the country.
According to him, government continues to monitor the safety protocols in schools.
He stated that a dedicated desk has been created at the Coronavirus Call Centres for parents to call and find out details about issues in their wards’ schools, particularly issues relating to suspected cases of the novel coronavirus.
He said parents can call hotline 311 and will have dedicated staff at the centre responding to their queries.
It comes after cases of Covid-19 were recorded in some schools including Accra Girls’ Senior High School.
Some six students, a teacher and a spouse at the school tested positive for the virus.
A student at the KNUST SHS also died after he complained of stomach ache but was allegedly abandoned by school authorities due to Covid-19 fears.
Meanwhile, the Minister says government acknowledges efforts being made by the Electoral Commission and the security agencies to ensure compliance with safety etiquettes.
However, he called on citizens to play their role in helping to contain the spread of coronavirus.
The Minister appealed to citizens and residents to ensure social distancing and compliance with other Covid-19 protocols. He said for the cumulative case count to reduce, residents and citizens have to adhere to the protocols.
“We cannot eat our cake and have it,” he said.