Covid-19: Be on high alert – GHS advises as it works to contain Delta variant

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) is asking Ghanaians to be on high alert as it works to contain the highly transmissible Delta strain of the Covid-19 virus detected at the Achimota School.

As many as 163 persons came out positive after testing thousand 118 persons at the school.

Director of Public Health at GHS, Dr Franklin Asiedu Bekoe says they are restricting movement to and from the school as they work to prevent a spread to the community.

“We are not going to allow any visitation to the school for the next two weeks. Likewise were not going students to go out. The day students who are commuting here now, those who are negative are going to be kept at home for the next two weeks while those who are positive will be kept in isolation,” he told JoyNews.

According to him, plans in this regard are executed smoothly so far.

Meanwhile, GHS wants the public to be vigilant and observe all the safety protocols to help prevent the spread of the new variant.

Dr Franklin Asiedu Bekoe explained that “with the advent of the Delta variant, it tells you that the virus is still in the system. This virus is very efficient in transmission. So we need to go back to the adherence to protocols.”

According to the GHS Director of Public Health, this is one of the surest ways of preventing the virus’ spread.

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