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General News of Thursday, 21 May 2020


Govt shouldn't rush into reopening schools amid coronavirus - NDC National Youth Organizer

George Opare Addo George Opare Addo

National Youth Organizer of the largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), George Opare Addo has said any attempt at reopening schools anytime soon amid the coronavirus pandemic is a plan by government to achieve an ulterior motive.

He argued on UTV's 'Adekye Nsroma' discussion segment that such preparations by the ruling government is never the best and must not be encouraged.

" . . plans by government to reopen schools anytime soon is an agenda to set a common goal that the pandemic is no more with us which is never true. Government is just setting ways to achieve its political gains," he said.

The NDC National Youth Organiser wondered how children could hold out against the disease that is even very difficult for adults to withstand it.

"Seriously I can't imagine how a child will be quarantined for two weeks, can this be possible in our part of the world," he asked.

Mr. Opare Addo noted that the risk of contracting Coronavirus in Ghana is still high and the government should “not rush” into reopening schools.