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The University of Education, Winneba has directed its entire staff to continue to work from their campuses despite the closure of the university amid the global novel coronavirus pandemic that has caused health crisis in some countries.
Although the university has since Monday, March 16 sent home all its students, it asked its staff to show up for work “to render critical services to keep the University running”.
It encouraged staff to strictly adhere to precautionary measures set out by the World Health Organisation, the Ministry of Health and the University itself.
“The University will consequently be rolling out its academic programmes online through its Learning Management Systems (LMS),” it stated.
Meanwhile, all students of the university have been asked to stay at home until they are officially requested to report back to campus.
Ghana recorded its first two cases of the global pandemic on March 12 and the number has since shot up to seven.
All the cases were imported.
Health officials say the seven patients who are under mandatory quarantine are in a stable condition.
The covid-19 pandemic which originated in China late last year has infected more than 200,000 people and killed over 7,100 globally.
Government has announced what some believe to be bold measures, including travel restrictions and closure of all schools in the country as well as a ban of social gatherings to stem the spread of the virus.
Businesses and other workplaces however continue to operate, but have been directed to observe prescribed social distancing between patrons and staff.
Establishments, such as supermarkets, shopping malls, restaurants, night clubs, hotels and drinking spots, have also been advised by government to observe enhanced hygiene procedures by providing, amongst others, hand sanitizers, running water and soap for washing of hands.