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General News of Friday, 8 December 2017


LIVESTREAMING: Bawumia visits KUMACA to access situation

Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia has visited Kumasi Academy following the death of four student sand the current health crisis in the school.

Dr. Bawumia in a facebook post express his condolences to families,teachers and friends of who have been affected by the hitherto mysterious outbreak in the school.

He wrote,“heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the families, teachers, students and friends of Kumasi Academy Senior High School who have been affected by the H1N1 virus.”

“My prayers are with the school and the bereaved families in these difficult moments. I will be visiting the school and the bereaved families today by the grace of God,’ the Veep added.

The outbreak which begun on the 30th of November this year has seen the death of 4 students out of 44 reported cases.

In an interview with Otecnews, Ashanti Regional Director of Health Services, Dr. Emmanuel Tinkorang gave an assurance that, students of the school are now safe, as they have been given dozes of a strong antibiotic that suppresses the symptoms of the disease until fully cured.

"Every child will survive in this school. No child will die. I must assure you. Once you take the treatment, there would be no problem. Everybody will survive," he guaranteed.

The World Health Organisation has it that, the Influenza A (H1N1) virus which is transferred mainly through droplets spread from exposed coughs and sneezes, first occurred in 2009.

People in highly crowded places were prone to contracting the disease.

View the Vice President's full statement