The University of Ghana has suspended all interim assessments for students, effective March 15 until further notice.
A circular issued by executives of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) said, “the directive is in line with a statement from the Public Affairs Directorate suspending all gathering on campus, until further notice.”
Ghana’s recording of some coronavirus cases has sparked public concern.
Aside from the cancellation of events, some private schools have suspended classes, international organizations like the UNDP, Unicef and the IMF offices in Ghana have asked workers to work from home.
Workers at the Norwegian and Netherlands embassies – who share a compound – have been told to self-quarantine after a Norwegian diplomat tested positive for the virus which has been declared a pandemic.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has ordered all school heads to suspend activities that involve large gatherings, such as Speech and Prize Giving Day celebrations until further notice.
Meanwhile, the list of African countries with coronavirus is growing.
Cases have been reported in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, Senegal, Togo, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Guinea, Sudan, Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia.
COVID-19 has infected at least 135,000 people and killed more than 5,000 worldwide.