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GIJ shuts down campus after two staff test positive for COVID-19

The Ringway campus of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) has been temporarily closed due to COVID-19 infection

The Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) has closed its Ringway Estate campus after two members of staff tested positive for COVID-19.

A statement issued by management of GIJ said the temporary closure is to enable the school fumigate the Ring Road and Dzorwulu campuses in Accra.

The statement said: “Notice is hereby given that there will be a temporary closure of the Ringway campus of GIJ from Monday, January 25 to Friday, January 29.

“The temporary closure is due to two members of staff testing positive for Covid-19. Work will resume on Monday, 1 February 2021, after the fumigation of both the Ringway and North Dzorwulu campuses are complete.”

Management of the Institute said to ensure that academic work does not grind to a halt, “the IT directorate and academic affairs have been directed to migrate their work schedule online to provide support services to students.”

The statement, however, announced that both campuses will reopen on Monday 1 February 2021 after the fumigation exercise.

Below is the statement:

Case update

Meanwhile, the  country has recorded an additional 327 new active cases over the past 24 hours, increasing the active case count to 3,613 from a previous 3,286.

So far, a total of 58,150 persons have clinically recovered from the disease and been discharged.

Seventy-nine of the active cases, according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), were in severe condition, with 29 in critical condition.

Ghana has so far recorded 62,135 cases of the disease since it confirmed its first two cases in March 2020.

Fred Dzakpata

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