Social media, especially Facebook and Whatsapp, have seen an increasing sharing of photos purported to be news headlines indicating that some teachers and students in three senior high schools (SHS) in the Central Region – Adisadel College, Mfantsiman Girls SHS (SYTE) and Apam SHS – have contracted COVID-19.
Fact-checkghana.com, in a telephone conversation with officials from the three schools, has found out the claims are FALSE.
The school authorities have denied taking samples of students and teachers who only started coming to school on Monday, June 22, 2020, in the schools for testing.
Again, on all the Adisadel College Facebook pages, no such information has been shared. In all the three schools, only the use of thermometer guns to check body temperature is going on as well as the adherence to the other COVID-19 preventive measures stipulated by the Ghana Education Service. No testing has been done and no student or teacher in those schools has tested positive for COVID-19.