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Operate schools under trees to curb the spread of COVID-19

Operate schools under trees to curb the spread of COVID-19

Dr. Kwaku Afriyie, Minister-designate for Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation, is advocating for the reintroduction of the schools under trees concept in order to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

According to him, research shows that in the fight against the virus, classes should be held outside rather than in classrooms.

Speaking in Parliament, Sefwi Wiawso legislator urged the government to take this proposal seriously.

“I’m proposing that schools be organised under trees as much as possible now because the body of empirical evidence suggests that when you stay in non-enclosed spaces, you don’t get infected, and that knowledge must be put to good use,” he said.

What’s the COVID-19 situation in schools?

The GHS had previously confirmed three cases of COVID-19 in schools since classes resumed two weeks ago.

The GHS Director-General, Dr. Kumah Aboagye, revealed this at a press conference held by the Ministry of Information on Monday, January 25, 2021.

He revealed that two of the cases were recorded in two Upper West Region schools and one Western Region school.

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Nationwide outlook

Ghana’s active COVID-19 case count has risen to 5,358 with 416 deaths.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo made the announcement on Sunday, January 31, 2021, during his 23rd national address on COVID-19 management in Ghana.

“As of Friday, January 29, 2021, 64 more people had tragically died in the previous two weeks, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths to 416.” Our hospitalisation rate is rising, with 172 critically and severely ill patients.

Our hospitals have become overcrowded, and we have reopened our isolation centres.”

“Our average daily infection rate is now 700, up from 200 two weeks ago.” The total number of active cases has more than doubled in two weeks, from just over 1,900 to 5,358.”

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