A statement issued by the Ghana Educational Service has directed all “Regional and District Education Directors are to ensure that heads of schools make the materials readily available to staff and students. Educational Directors are also expected to liaise with their respective Regional and District Health Directors to ensure smooth education campaign in the schools,”

The statement said “All schools are to suspend all public activities such as speech and prize-giving days until further directives are given by the Director-General”

Also, all schools are to intensify education on handwashing with soap under running water.

“In the light of this, all schools are to be supported to provide ‘veronica buckets’ and ‘Tippy Taps’ and soaps made available to ensure that children wash their hands frequently,” another statement jointly issued by the GES and the Ghana Health Service directed.

A toll-free number 199 has been introduced for schools to immediately report all suspected cases for immediate attention

The statement assured the general public measures being put in place to ensure that “our pupils, students, and staff are informed and well protected from the disease”