Accra Technical University records its first COVID-19 Case
Management of Accra Technical University (ATU) has disclosed that one staff at the facility has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
According to a statement issued in Accra on Tuesday and signed by the Acting Director of Public Affairs of ATU the victim is a National Service personnel in the Academic Department of the institution.
“She was confirmed positive after she visited a medical facility with symptoms including fever, headache and running nose,” the statement said.
It indicated that contact tracing had already began with six people in self isolation.
The said person, the statement assured was currently in isolation at a medical facility and responding well to treatment.
Six colleagues who came into contact with the confirmed Covid-19 patient have been counselled while their samples taken for laboratory testing.
“The contacts have been asked to self-isolate while waiting for the results. The University team and the Safety and Health Committee are however in touch with the patient and contacts.
According to the statement, measures have also been put in place to ensure medical and psychological support for all persons who came into contact with the victim.
It further urged students and staff to adhere strictly to the Covid-19 preventive protocols which included wearing of face masks, social distancing and regular washing of hands with soap under running water.
On Monday June 15, final year students of universities, colleges, and other tertiary education institutions returned to campus to prepare towards their exit examinations.
This was followed by Senior High School finalists and Gold Track Form 2 students who reported yesterday June 22 following President Akufo-Addo’s easing of restrictions on educational activities.
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE