Management of the University of Ghana is urging its students to avail themselves for screening and be cleared for the novel coronavirus before they vacate the campus.
This is compliance with President Akufo-Addo’s directive that all universities should close down in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
In a statement issued by the Registrar of the University, it said that the “University will operate as it does when there is no teaching, mindful of all the directives given by the President and the University of Ghana Emergency Response Team (UG-ERT) regarding preventive measures. Heads of Unit are expected to take the lead in this.”
The University has also advised students and staff, showing any symptoms of common cold to any of the helplines for the coronavirus
Concerning International Students, the University said that it will be contacted by the International Programmes Office.
UniversNews has already spotted some students leaving campus.
Other tertiary institutions including the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University of Health and Allied Sciences, University of Energy and Natural Resources, University of Education, Winneba, have all asked their students to go home.
Ghana has so far detected six cases of the novel coronavirus, four of which were announced on Sunday.
Three of the newest cases were recorded in Accra while one other was recorded in the Obuasi in the Ashanti Region.
So far, 151 people have been identified in contact tracing for four out of six individuals who have the novel coronavirus.