Coronavirus scare moves UG SRC to plan for hand sanitizer dispensers on campus

In a bid to protect members of the University of Ghana community from contracting the novel coronavirus, the Students Representative Council of the University has planned to fix hand sanitizer dispensers at various parts of the University.

This was disclosed by the SRC President, Isaac Agyemang.

The move by the SRC comes after the Ministry of Health announced that two persons have tested positive for the virus in the country.

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Speaking on Campus Exclusive on Friday, Isaac Agyemang mentioned that the SRC was working in collaboration with the University Health Service Directorate to ensure that members of the University community were safe from the virus.

“We are working with the University Health Service Directorate to get sanitizers stationed at various points including all halls of residents, and then our satellite campuses as well, and then the various washrooms. We would also station some at the various entry points of the University,” he said.

Isaac Agyemang further stated that discussions had advanced to the procurement level and that he was confident that the sanitizers will be made available within the shortest possible time.

“We are currently at the procurement level, and from what I gather, the sanitizers will soon be made available for students and staff to use,” he assured.

Meanwhile, University authorities have allocated three bungalows to quarantine persons suspected to be infected by the virus.

It has also formed an Emergency Response Team, comprising of the University of Ghana Health Services and Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, to help handle matters.

The University has also issued a questionnaire to members in its community to help them assess the risk of students and staff.

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Two persons test positive for coronavirus in Ghana

On Thursday, March 12, the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu announced that the country had become the latest in Africa to record cases of the virus.

According to the Minister, the two infected persons were from Norway and Turkey.

He added that the two were currently kept in isolation and are stable.

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu further stated that it has initiated processes for contact tracing.

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Africa making progress in the fight against coronavirus

Whilst the number of reported cases of the virus is rising steadily in Africa, the are equaling increasing reports of persons who have recovered.

Health officials in Nigeria have announced that the two patients who tested positive for the virus have recovered.

Also, a significant number of patients in Egypt, the worst-hit country in Africa, have also recovered.

Story by: Ebo Daniel


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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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