The Registrar of the Takoradi Technical University (TTU), Moses Maclean Abnory, has confirmed that two students have tested positive for Covid-19 after school reopened for the new academic year.
Dr. Maclean Abnory, however, indicated that the two cases were not recorded on campus but were imported from homes of the victims outside the region.
“…One travelled to attend to a sick relative and on return showed signs and symptoms and was therefore rushed to the University’s hospital,” he said.
“The medical team did a contact tracing and it was realized that the person brought it from home. Fortunately, she has been. . .discharged. She is currently doing well. The second person also came to do attachment and travelled outside the region. When she came back, she showed signs and symptoms. The report got to us and there was contact tracing. We saw it was from home. Samples of some of the people she came into contact with are in and fortunately they have all tested negative. We are waiting for the rest.”
The Registrar assured that management of the university is working assiduously to protect both the teaching and non-teaching staff against the deadly viral disease.
“We want to assure parents, guardians and the general public that all the measures that the University is supposed to institute to prevent the occurrence or the spread of this disease, we are doing so and will continue to do so. We only will urge the students to simply obey and make sure we all follow the protocols so prescribed by both government and the health experts.”
According to him, the school has closed down its park and other recreational centers, stressing that “we did so almost three weeks ago when we realized that the community members will not heed to any advice”.
“We have also instituted a weekly briefing where we try to meet all class reps, hall reps, SRC, General Assembly and a cross-section of the community to still hammer on the need for us all to be very cautious. Currently, most of our activities that will bring people together, we are doing them online. We are doing everything possible to minimize close contacts. Most of the University functions that we think can be postponed have been postponed,” the registrar said, adding that the University is considering having its matriculation online.
By Eric Yaw Adjei|3news.com|Ghana