Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam George has said he will not allow his children to go to school due to the new Covid-19 variants.
School children are returning to their various school following a declaration by President Akufo-Addo in his 21st nationwide address with measures put in place against the spread of the dangerous disease.
But in President Akufo-Addo’s 22ns address on Sunday, he disclosed that a new variants of the Coronavirus has been recorded in Ghana.
He said that, “However, since that time, we have seen an upsurge in the number of active cases, from a little over nine hundred (900) to one thousand, nine hundred and twenty-four (1,924). Our COVID-19 treatment centres have gone from having zero patients to now being full because of the upsurge in infections”
“Particularly worrying is the fact that the Ghana Health Service is recording, on the average, two hundred (200) new cases of COVID infections daily. The number of patients requiring hospitalisation and intensive care is rising. The number of severe cases, which stood at eighteen (18) a week ago, has increased sharply to one hundred and twenty (120). Two weeks ago, there was no critical case, we now have thirty-three (33) in our treatment facilities. Again, according to statistics from the Ghana Health Service, the considerable number of persons who are severely ill are, surprisingly, relatively youthful persons, with no previous underlying health conditions. The number of confirmed deaths has increased, sadly, from three hundred and thirty-eight (338) persons to three hundred and fifty-two (352) within the period.”
Due to that, Hon. Sam George has made it clear that his children are not going to school anytime soon upon consultatiom from a medical professionals.
A post on Facebook, the MP said: “After a deep reflection and consultation with Senior Medical professionals, my wife and I have decided that our children would not be going to school on Monday or anytime soon. As said earlier, better a missed grade than a grave.”
Schools in Ghana have been shut since March 15, 2020 following the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus in the country but after nine months, President Akufo-Addo has given the greenlight for schools to be reopened..