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COVID-19: Active Cases Recorded Amongst 100 Students In 4 Schools In Kumasi

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At least, four Senior High Schools in the Ashanti region, have recorded over 100 Covid-19 active cases between them as the upsurge in cases continue.

Almost all Districts, Municipal and Metropolitan Assemblies in the region have recorded cases, thus contributing to the current 840 active cases with 260 deaths.

The increasing spate of Covid-19 positive cases has left health authorities distressed, especially by the outbreak of the disease in Senior High Schools.

“So far, we’ve had outbreaks in 4 Senior High Schools in Ashanti. But if the outbreak is in a congregate setting, then, it makes it more serious in the sense that all of them are together,” Ashanti Regional Health Director, Dr. Emmanuel Tinkorang revealed.

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“Even if one person is infected, it is likely that, it may spread to the whole school,” he added.

 

So far, the Ashanti region has recorded the Alpha, Beta and Delta variants. The Delta variant is noted for its rapid spread.

 

“What is worrying is that we are having most of the outbreaks in Kumasi Metro and also secondary schools in the region and it’s a cause for worry,” Dr. Emmanuel Tinkorang said.

He called for strict enforcement of safety protocols in schools among students and teachers to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

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Dr. Tinkorang also mentioned blatant disregard for Covid-19 safety protocols, especially at funerals and public places as sources of spread of the virus. He noted that such attitudes do not only erode the gains made in the fight against Covid-19, but makes a third wave very likely in the region.

“One thing that is worrying is the way we organize the funerals in Ashanti. If you go round the whole region, you realize that the community has totally disregarded all the protocols and the guidelines that we’ve given.  That’s the area we need to focus,” he said.

The Regional Health Director wants funerals to be supervised by health authorities and the Police henceforth.

The suggestion comes as the Ghana Health Service draws up modalities on how funerals should be organized in the midst of the pandemic.

Whilst blaming public apathy, Dr. Tinkorang said continued disregard for Covid-19 safety protocols, especially at funerals, can lead to what he described as super spreaders.

 

 

 

 

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Military Man And 5 Others Arrested For Snatching Cars In Tamale (+Video)

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Military Man And 5 Others Arrested For Snatching Cars In Tamale (+Video)

A self-acclaimed military man and five other suspects have reportedly been arrested by the Tamale police for allegedly snatching cars from civilians in the community.

In a video currently making rounds on social media, the man who was in a military uniform believed to be a soldier aiding the other five suspects to snatch cars from civilians on the Buipe Highway in Tamale.

One of the five suspects was being interrogated by some of the people who apprehended them as he claims the scheme was nurtured by the military man making him the leader of the gang.

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The suspects were caught along with two cars they allegedly snatched from some people along with some deadly weapons they reportedly used to threaten their victims before snatching their cars.

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Bawku Unrest: Use Of Motorbikes Banned

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Bawku Unrest: Use Of Motorbikes Banned

The Upper East Regional Coordinating Council has banned the use of motorbikes in Bawku.

The move is part of sweeping actions being taken by the security council to instil peace in the area following renewed clashes.

The actions affect both male and female riders. It however excludes tricycles.

On January 10, 2021, the regional security council banned pillion from the area.

Pillion is a seat for a passenger behind a motorcyclist. The ban, however, does not include women riders picking fellow women on their bikes.

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On Sunday evening four people were reported to have been shot dead in the renewed shootings.

According to a source, the shooting which allegedly started on the morning of Saturday, January 22, was first heard around the central business area of the town which has been embroiled in sporadic shootings since November 2021.

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JUST IN: Another Tanker Explosion At Kaase In Kumasi; Video Drops

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JUST IN: Another Tanker Explosion At Kaase In Kumasi; Video Drops

News reaching GhArticles.com has that a tanker explosion caused a fire to break out at Kaase in the Ashanti Region.

Even though it was a tragic scenario, most Ghanaians couldn’t believe that some Kaase residents chose to record it.

The tragic and devasting events at Apiatse in Bogoso, which has claimed lives and properties, have left Ghanaians torn.

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