Seven students of the Ada Senior High Technical School in the Ada-West District have tested positive for the novel corona virus. The first students who tested positive was tested as part of contact tracing from a positive patient outside the school.
According to school authorities immediately the result of the first student tested positive, the rest of her colleges in her dormitory and class were all subjected to testing. It was out of this that additional six were found to have tested positive of the virus.
The headmistress of the school, Mrs. Eunice Naa Yeye Ocloo, stated that number of students who tested positive for the virus were seven and not eleven as stated in some social media posts. She added that all the students who tested positive have been transferred to an isolation center in Accra for treatment. She mentioned that plans are far advanced for the District Assembly with the help of the Zoomlion to fumigate the school.
She asked parents of students to panic since the situation is under control. There were initial conflicting reports on social media and the mainstream media concerning the particular second cycle school in Ada the reported covid19 case. Whiles some stated that it was Ada Senior High school, others reported Ada Technical Institute. When Radio Ada called on Ada Senior High school, Mr. Julius Odoi, the Public Relation Officer, stated that the school has recorded no such case of Covid-19.
A visit to Ada Technical Institute also indicated that the school which is made up of only form three (3) day-students has also not recorded any case of Covid-19. Ada has three (3) public second cycle institutions; Ada senior High School at Ada-Foah, Ada East District, Ada Technical Institute at Atortotkorpey near Big-Ada also in Ada-East District and Ada Senior High Technical in Sege, Ada-West District.