COVID-19: Residents block GHS from using schools as Isolation centres

Residents in the Central region are ganging up against the idea of using schools in their communities as isolation centres for the deadly Coronavirus.

It started with Winneba when authorities took to the streets to kick against the use of Winneba Secondary School as isolation centre days after the region recorded its first case of the COVID-19.

It was followed by the staff of St. Augustine College and on Saturday residents of Brafoyaw – a suburb in Cape-Coast- have also kicked against the use of Aggrey Memorial Zion Secondary School for similar purposes as they fear the proximity could result in infections.

The Central regional minister in the course of the week had hinted on using such places as isolation centres in the event residents contracts the virus especially when one person had already contracted the virus with 13 others being traced.

But residents have not taken the suggestion lightly and are resisting attempts to use the schools for such purposes.

On Saturday, residents massed up at the entrance of Aggrey Memorial to stop officials of GHS who attempt to use the school as an isolation centre.

Ghana has so far recorded 408 cases of the killer bug with six deaths. Globally over 1.6 million people have been infected with over 100, 000 deaths with the US leading with the highest infections with over 500, 000 cases.

Source: Ghana/


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