Sad News Hits Achimota, As 135 Students and Teachers Are Involved In This. DETAILS

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Achimota was in the news severally, following its refusal to admit the two brilliant "Rasta" students, but eventually, thanks to a landmark victory in court by Lawyer George Tetteh Wayo, the students were later admitted.

Since then, Achimota School, has successfully been on the quiet, until this bad news hit it for some few days now and was announced just late yesterday, as according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), it has recorded the spread of the 'Delta' variant of the Coronavirus disease at the Achimota School.

According to the information made public, as much as a total of 135 students and teachers, have tested positive. This was made known by the Director General of the GHS, Dr Patrick Kuma Aboagye, who was speaking to the media, late Sunday afternoon.

He said the infected students have since been quarantined and tests are still ongoing on the campus, including some of the students who are day students. All the 135 cases at the time of diagnosis were either asymptomatic or mild to moderate illness, Dr Aboagye said. The GHS says one staff is among those affected and approximately two thirds of the cases - 89 - have recovered with 46 current active cases.

Between June 14 and 16, 2021, three students of Achimota School presented to the sickbay of the school with Influenza like symptoms. All three were investigated for COVID-19 in line with laid down protocols and they all tested positive. This, according to Dr Kuma Aboagye prompted the activation of the Public Health Emergency Rapid Response Teams (PHERRT) of the Greater Accra Region and the Okaikoi North Municipal of the GHS.

The three students were isolated and other symptomatic students and contacts were identified, listed and also tested for COVID-19.

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