NSMQ2020: Contestants undergo COVID-19 testing ahead of National Championship

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Organizers of the 2020 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) had organized compulsory testing of all students, teachers and the NSMQ production team before the main contest began a few days ago.

At the end of 40 Preliminary Stage contests that took place across the country, the stage is set for the One-eighth Stage of the competition which will begin on Monday, September 28, 2020. As the 81 schools converge in Accra, Primetime is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all parties involved, having put in place measures in adherence to COVID-19 protocols.

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Sterile transport tubes for sputum sample collection

On Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 27 seeded schools, as well as qualified schools from the Northern Zone, Bono-Ahafo Zone, Greater Accra Region, and the team from Primetime underwent COVID-19 testing.

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A staff of Primetime undergoing the COVID-19 test

In addition to the testing, Primetime has provided contestants and their teachers with Vitamin C and Zinc tablets as part of measures to boost the immune system of the participants. Students will continue to receive KN 95 face masks during contests to ensure that the appropriate mask is being used.

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Primetime is organising the tests under the auspices of the Ghana Health Service and Noguchi Memorial Institute. A team of health personnel from the University of Ghana Medical Centre will be on location to attend to all emergencies and ensure a safe and incident-free environment.

The National Science & Maths Quiz and Science Festival is sponsored by the Ghana Education Service in partnership with Absa Bank Ghana Limited and supported by Joy News, Prudential Life Insurance, Goil, Airtel Tigo, Dano Milk, Academic City, Accra College of Medicine, Academic City, Central University, GTP, Adansi Travels, Medifem Multi-specialist Hospital and Fertility Centre, Third Eyecare Vision Centre and YFM.

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