Africa: University of Ghana suspends lectures

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University of Ghana has suspended all lectures until further notice, after one of the six confirmed cases was identified as a student of the university.

A statement signed by the registrar of the university said: “An imported case of COVID-19infection has been identified at the University of Ghana involving one of our non-resident students who returned to Ghana from an international trip.

“We wish to assure the University community that these measures are preventive and precautionary. The risk of COVID-19 infection to individuals in our community remains very low. The measures outlined below will be periodically modified to keep up with evolving trends of the pandemic.

“Lectures on all University of Ghana campuses, including clinicals and practicals, are suspended with immediate effect. In view of the suspension of lectures, students and staff who reside outside UG campuses and are currently off campus should keep away from the campuses until they are asked to return. Staff providing essential services are excluded from this directive. The University Basic Schools and the Baby Nest Creche on Legon Campus are to be closed down until further notice.”

The university, however, urged all resident students to stay on campus so all contact tracing can be effectively undertaken.

“The University will not be closed down until contact tracing has been effectively completed. Students and staff who reside on campuses of the University are therefore urged to remain on the campuses. Those who may have the infection and leave campus are likely to spread the virus.” (Source:Business24)

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