The Headmaster of Odorgonno Senior High School, Mr. Samuel Mensah has denied reports indicating that some six students of the school have tested positive for the novel coronavirus which has claimed at least 95 lives.
Mr. Samuel Mensah speaking to 3news.com reporter, Grace Hammoah Asare admitted that four of the returning students indeed recorded high temperatures and were self-isolated for testing.
According to the Headmaster of Odorgonno SHS, the test conducted by the nurses from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) indicates that the alleged coronavirus students are doing well.
He, however, said two of the students continued to record high temperatures and remained in isolation until Tuesday when they were declared healthy by the nurses.
Mr. Samuel Mensah disclosed that over 1, 000 students were screened on the reopening day of school, Monday, June 22, 2020.
He attributed the high temperatures to fatigue as the majority of the student had come from afar and some even outside the region.
The Headmaster confirmed that there is no case of COVID-19 in the school as students and authorities were scared by the reports.
Following Monday, June 22 school reopening, the report went viral that Odorgonno SHS as well as Adisadel College have quarantined some students amid suspected coronavirus cases.
“We don’t have any situation of that sort,” headmaster Samuel Mensah insisted.
“I must say on record that Odorgonno SHS is following the safety protocols outlined by the Ministry of Education strictly.”
He gave an assurance that the kind of treatment students are undergoing towards the observance of the protocols is awesome and that no parent should be worried.