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The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has impelled the Ghana Education Service to establish a threshold for closure of schools due to the current severity of COVID-19 cases in the country.
According to the GMA, some level of infections of the virus in schools should lead to a shutdown.
The appeal comes in the wake of reports of rising cases COVID infections in some schools in the country including Akosombo International.
Deputy general secretary of the GMA, Titus Beyuo said the association appealed to the GES to establish the threshold before schools were reopened but it was ignored.
According to him, before schools resumed, GMA asked that a threshold be set, but schools have resumed and there are still no thresholds.
On Tuesday, ten more Ghanaians succumbed to the virus taking the country’s death toll to 482 from 472, the latest figures by the Ghana Health Service revealed on February 8,2021.
A total of after 675 new cases were also recorded.
The current active cases stand at 6,938 with a total of 73,003 confirmed cases recorded nationwide.
However, 65,583 people have recovered from the disease and have been discharged from treatment centres.
Source: Ghana Waves