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Ghana International School teacher dies of COVID-19

Dora Baah, a Junior School Teacher, died of COVID-19 over the weekend, school authorities confirmed in a message to their community

Teachers and students of Ghana International School (GIS) are in a state of shock following the passing of a popular teacher due to COVID-19 infection.

Dora Baah, a Junior School Teacher, died over the weekend, school authorities confirmed in a message to their community.

“We have lost Mrs Dora Baah, Junior School Teacher (and former AVP) after a short battle with COVID-19,” Dr Mary Ashun, Principal of Ghana International School, broke the news to the community.

She added: “Dora was life itself. Everyone who knew her will attest to this. Her energy at school assemblies, her rib-crushing hugs, her jokes and… her everything. Dora was GIS.

“The last time I saw her was when myself and the rest of the management team did our Christmas walkabout to deliver gifts to staff. Dora walked out of her room and met us with dancing as we sang ‘Oye’. I’m now clinging to that memory like a drowning person clinging to a floating raft, because memories are all we now have. Dora taught EVERYBODY and leaves a very enviable legacy of being a teacher’s teacher, what we are all meant to do in our chosen vocation of teaching.”

Rising cases

Ghana’s COVID-19 cases keep rising in what health experts describe as a second wave, raising more concerns for parents as kids return to school. A few weeks back, the country recorded less than a 1000 active cases, but the Ghana Health Service is currently reporting 1,924 active cases out of over 58, 000 confirmed cases. The country’s death toll stands at 352.

Hard bite

Joshua Kyeremeh

The national security co-ordinator, Joshua Kyeremeh, died on Thursday morning following a short illness at the Ga East Municipal Hospital, a leading member of the National Security Secretariat has disclosed to Asaaseradio.com.

Our checks at the hospital show that Kyeremeh died of kidney complications on Monday (18 January 2021) at the municipal hospital, where he was receiving treatment for COVID-19.

Also, over the weekend a public relations expert and lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Nanabanyin Pratt (brother of popular journalist Kwesi Pratt Jnr), reportedly died of COVID-19.

A presidential warning

President Akufo-Addo has warned that the government will be compelled to put the country under a lockdown if Ghanaians do not adhere strictly to protocols to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic

Delivering his 22nd update on measures taken against the spread of the coronavirus on Sunday (17 January 2021), President said, “We do not want to go back to the days of partial lockdowns, which had a negative impact on our economy and on our way of life… But should that become necessary, i.e., should the number of active cases continue to increase at the current rate, I will have no option but to re-impose these restrictions because it is better to be safe than to be sorry,” the President stressed.

“So, together, let us all ensure that we respect the protocols. I urge all of us to continue to live responsibly with the virus, even as we work towards accessing the vaccine.

“Let us work constantly at how to do our work, keep our businesses and places of worship open, and send our children to school, all in safety,” he implored.

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