One student at Mawuko Girls Senior High School in the Volta Region has been confirmed to have contracted coronavirus, 3news.com has gathered.
The student (name withheld) showed symptoms of the viral disease over the weekend, forcing authorities to run tests on her samples on Monday.
She was subsequently quarantined.
The samples came out positive on Tuesday.
3news.com gathers she was quickly taken to a treatment centre and some health authorities came to the school the following day to take samples of her mates in the same dormitory.
Staff and student have been tight-lipped about the incident.
Since senior high schools reopened on Monday, June 22, a few schools have reported cases of the disease.
At Accra Girls’ SHS, six students and two staff have been confirmed positive and are already receiving treatment.
Other schools like Mpraeso SHS are awaiting results of samples taken from quarantined students.
JUST IN: Ada Sec Tech records seven cases of Covid–19
Seven students of the Ada Senior High Technical School (ASTECH) at Sege in the Greater Accra Region, have tested positive to COVID-19, two weeks after school reopened.
Mr. Adzoteye Lawer Akrofi, Ada West District Chief Executive, confirming this to the Ghana News Agency, said the first positive case recorded in the school was a female who was fell sick few days after school reopened.
Mr. Akrofi indicated that an additional six were confirmed positive after her contacts were traced, adding that more samples had been taken from both students and staff for testing.
He said the seven infected students were currently in isolation and receiving treatment out of campus, adding that measures had been put in place to curb COVID-19 spread in the school saying “there is no cause for alarm”.
According to the DCE, security had been beefed up in the school to ensure the strict adherence to social distancing and other COVID–19 safety protocols amongst students, teaching and non-teaching staff.
Meanwhile, when GNA visited the school premises on Wednesday, students were seen in groups with some playing cards without their face masks while others were bare-chested.
In the early hours of Thursday, July 9, some agitated parents were seen on the school premises demanding the release of their wards but were calmed down by school authorities.
A parent who seen crying uncontrollably over the refusal of the school’s management to allow her to pick her ward home.
“I want my daughter to stop schooling here because I can’t let her die just like that, “she said.
Some of the students told GNA that the number of those infected could be higher that the official number.