President Akufo-Addo has announced the closed down of all schools effective March 16 as part of measures to stop the spread of coronavirus in the country.
President Nana Akufo-Addo in a national address on Sunday said the ban will be in force until further notice.
”All universities, Senior High Schools, and basic schools, i.e. public and private schools, will be closed Monday, 16th March 2020, until further notice. The Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the Ministry of Communication, has been tasked to roll out distance learning programmes,” he said.
He however said students who will be taking part in this year’s Basic Certificate Examination (BECE) and the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) “will be allowed to attend school to prepare for their examinations, but with prescribed social distancing protocols,”
Coronavirus cases in Ghana
As at noon on Sunday March 15, 2020, six cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed in Ghana.
Director of Public Health at Ghana Health Service, Dr Badu Sarkodie who provided updates on the country’s cases on Sunday said all the cases were imported into the country.
The first two cases were confirmed on Thursday, March 12, 2020.
Two other cases were confirmed on Friday, March 13, 2020, while an additional two were confirmed on Saturday, March 14, 2020.
Five of the cases were confirmed in the Greater Accra Region while the remaining one was confirmed in the Ashanti Region.