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Reopening Of Schools Will Be Decided By Government On December 30 – Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has disclosed that President Akufo-Addo is receiving briefings from the COVID-19 Technical Taskforce on limited school re-openings and will make a firm decision on whether or not schools should reopen in January by December 30, 2020.

Speaking at a Minister’s Press Briefing in Accra, Mr. Oppong Nkrumah said “we know that parents are anxious rightly so. Many of us are parents but schools have to be opened carefully so that we do not have a second wave of infection. The president is just about to take a final decision. He continues to gather both the reports and scenarios. By the 30th when the cabinet is done, a firm decision will be taken.”

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The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Patrick Kumah-Aboagye, also advised Ghanaians to adhere strictly to COVID-19 safety protocols during the Yuletide in order to avoid a spike in the country’s cases.

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Dr. Kumah-Aboagye indicated that as of December 19, the country’s active cases stands at 933, with the total deaths recorded being 333.

The Director of GHS, further stated that it is imperative for Ghanaians to follow the COVID-19 protocols during the holiday season to avoid further spread.

“We are going to have a lot of social activities. Weddings, churches, the places of worship are also going to be full. We advise that safety protocols are adhered to, social distancing, washing of hands, we must wear our masks all the time, provide safe and running water, etc.”

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Source: citinewsroom.com