JUST IN: Close study partner of infected Legon student tests negative for coronavirus

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A close study partner of the University of Ghana student who was confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus has tested negative for the virus, this is according to the Acting Director of the University Health Services, Dr Mark Frempong.

He further disclosed that all the suspected cases it had screen were imported, thus students should stay calm and stick to the sanitary instructions it had given.

On Sunday, government officials announced the number of persons who had tested positive for the virus rose to six, with one being a student.

Subsequently, the management of the University of Ghana confirmed that the said student was of the University.

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The infected student had returned to Ghana from an international trip.

The University, in a statement, stated that its Emergency Response Team, which was formed to help the University fight the spread of the virus, has linked up with the national contact tracing team to enhance efforts.

Meanwhile, to ensure the safety of students and staff, University authorities have suspended lectures until further notice.

Non-residential students of the University have been asked to keep away from the campus.

The University Basic Schools and the Baby Nest Creche, which are located on the Legon campus, have also been closed down until further notice.

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Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor

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