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Regional News of Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Source: GNA

Coronavirus: Stay home directive saves lives of pupils

The storm which happened during school hours would have affected the pupils if they were not home The storm which happened during school hours would have affected the pupils if they were not home

A rainstorm at the weekend rendered about 100 people homeless in three communities in the Ayensuano District of the Eastern Region, completely destroying classes 1, 2, and 3 structures of the Otoase D/A Primary School.

Mr Andrews Asante, Government Appointee to the Ayensuano District Assembly, said but for the COVID-19 Stay Home Directive, the School would have been in session and the pupils and their teachers would not have been spared as the storm occurred during class hours.

The storm ripped off 30 houses in communities namely; Owusukrom, Otuase and Ayibontey, but no casualty was recorded, Mr Asante said in an interview with the Ghana News Agency.

He appealed to the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) to support the victims, who were now staying with friends and relatives.

Mr Lawrence Mottey, the Assembly Member of Marfokrom Electoral Area, also told the GNA that five houses were ripped off at Marfokrom and Awereso all in the District and appealed to NADMO for assistance.

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