A new case of COVID-19 has been recorded in the University of Ghana thus management of the school has suspended lectures and put students under quarantine.

The University of Ghana has also banned non-residential students from coming to the university’s campus until further notice.

Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, The Vice-Chancellor,  made this known in a public address to the University community on Radio Univers earlier today, Sunday, March 15, 2020.

The Vice-chancellor further assured the University community of management’s commitment to fastrack the spread of the disease is contained.

He added, “the University has put in place, prevention, detection and quarantine measures which has already.”

“Lectures on all University of Ghana campuses, including clinical and practicals, are suspended with immediate effect. In view of the suspension of lectures, students and staff who reside outside UG campuses and are currently off-campus should keep away from the campuses until they are asked to return. Staff providing essential services are excluded from this directive,” the University of Ghana added in a statement.

Management of the University also directed that the University Basic Schools and the Baby Nest Creche on Legon Campus should be “closed down until further notice.”

The statement however noted that the university is not being closed down “until contact tracing has been
effectively completed. Students and staff who reside on campuses of the University are therefore urged to remain on the campuses. Those who may have the infection and leave campus are likely to spread the virus.”

The University of Ghana Emergency Response Team (UG ERT) according to the statement has also linked up with the national contact tracing team.

“Social gatherings, religious services, and sporting activities on the University campuses have already been suspended and the suspension will continue to be in force,” the statement added.