Only Schools With 15% Covid-19 Cases Will Be Shutdown – Okoe Boye

The Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye has stated that schools will only be shut down if 15% of the total student population contract the novel Coronavirus.

This comes after incessant calls from various stakeholders to close down schools across the country.

However, speaking on Asempa FM Okoe Boye noted that if there are 500 students in a school and 35 of them which is 7% contract the virus, you either make them go home or deal with it, you don’t shut down.

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“We as a government, there are two things that will make us consider a particular school to either make them go home, unblock to write [exams] from home, or deal with them separately,” he said.

He added, “the allowed percentage is 7%. If you have 14 or 15 % of the school population, it is alarming. And the second one which is even the most alarming category is when morbidity is more than half the number you have. If half of your cases are sick, it means there might be many out there that you’ve not picked.”

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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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