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207 schools in Ghana have reported COVID-19 cases, says Akufo-Addo

Schools resumed full academic work on 15 January after they closed on 15 March 2020 due to the devastating effect of the COVID-19 disease

President Akufo-Addo says currently out of the 69,350 schools in the country, 207 have reported cases of COVID-19 infections.

“The number of active cases is now 282,” he added.

Addressing the nation in his 24th update on measures taken against the COVID-19 pandemic, President Akufo-Addo said “We must remember that the virus continues to jeopardise our lives and livelihoods…So, until further notice, all the restrictions as announced in my last address remain in force, and the police will continue to ensure compliance by all and sundry.”

COVID-19 vaccines

On the COVID-19 vaccination exercise, President Akufo-Addo said “this is being done because the vaccine will help protect us against the impact of COVID-19 on our health. It is also a major catalyst to restoring livelihoods and the national economy to the robust level it belongs.

“I encourage faith-based groups, civil society, media and all Ghanaians to support the public education campaign associated with the exercise. We need all hands-on deck to make this a success.”

As at Friday, 26 February 2021, the total number of active cases stood at 5,444; the daily infection rate is 400; and 77,972 recoveries have been recorded.

About 191 more people have sadly passed away, bringing the number of cumulative deaths to 607, and 24 persons are critically ill since the president’s last address to the nation.

From Tuesday 2 March to Monday 15 March 2021, the Ghana Health Service will begin the deployment of 600,000 AstraZeneca vaccines.

The exercise is expected to be conducted in 43 districts, which are the epi-centres of the pandemic in the country.

They are 25 districts in Greater Accra, 16 in Ashanti and two in the Central Region.

Source: asaaseradio

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