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Social media reacts to reopening of school

In line with the directive from President Nana Akufo-Addo, schools across the country have resumed as of Monday, January 18, 2021.

But this directive has been met with mixed reactions as most parents have expressed worry about their wards going back to school in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

In his latest update on Sunday, January 17, the President had revealed that the country now has over 1,900 active Covid-19 cases, with an average daily record of 200 infections in the past two weeks.

Also, treatment centres are full of patients, and the number of patients requiring hospitalisation and intensive care has risen sharply from 18 to 120 in just a week, with 33 critical cases among those.

But although the government said the required steps have been taken to ensure the safety of students in school and also the heads of institutions, as well as their teachers, many remain skeptical.

Below are some social media reactions on the reopening of schools.