Reopening of Schools: Government begins distribution of PPE and logistics to tertiary institutions

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Government has begun distributing packets of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other logistics to the various tertiary institutions across the country. A total of two hundred and thirty-four (234) tertiary institutions have been identified to benefit from this intervention. The items are being airlifted to the various regions where these institutions are located for onward distribution to the exact beneficiary.

Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah in an interview with the media stressed that these items are provided in excesses so to benefit each students and staff of the identified tertiary institutions.

In all, a total of 600,000 pieces of reusable face-mask, 1,700 veronica buckets, 200,000 pieces (200ml) of hand sanitizers, 3,400 pieces (4.5ltrs) of liquid soaps, 3,400 pieces (6-in a pack) of tissue paper bundle, 900 Infra-red thermometer guns and other logistics are provided as part of Phase I of this intervention.

It is estimated that a total of 189,858 students and staff will benefit from this first phase of the distribution.

He added that the same process will be taken for the Senior and Junior High Schools in the coming week as they reopen on June 22.

Tertiary institutions are scheduled to reopen on Monday 15 June, 2020. Already these institutions with the support of Zoomlion Ghana Limited have had their classroom, hostel and other facilities disinfected.

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