A virologist at the university of Cape Coast (UCC), Dr. Samuel Essien-Baidoo, has called on dad and mom to periodically test the experience of odor and taste in their youngsters as a way to are looking for quick scientific assist as those are a number of the "ideal" Covid-19 signs, apart from the excessive fever.
Dr Essien-Baidoo, who changed into speak me in an interview on connect FM's Orokodo Kasaebo on Tuesday, February 9, however, assured Mother and father that there is no motive for alarm at the same time as reviews of Covid-19 infections in some schools and children hold to come in.
On the Akosombo international school (AIS) in the eastern location, for instance, seventy three out of 553 college students examined high quality for the virus.
The u. s. a .'S general active cases as of February 9, 2021 stood at 6,707 with a median day by day infection charge of seven-hundred instances.
Many mothers and fathers have expressed concern about the safety of their children in faculties, calling on authorities to shut down the faculties once more as a safety degree.
However Dr. Essien-Baidoo believes there may be no reason for alarm.
"There has been loads of Covid-19 schooling to the volume that even four to five-year-olds are aware of the sickness, so all of the dad and mom should additionally play their part by means of continuing the Covid training on domestic," he admonished.
In response to a question on how dad and mom can without problems discover the
Covid-19 signs to enable them are seeking brief scientific interest for their wards, he said that aside from the excessive fever, they ought to also be testing for their experience of flavor and smell."While the child returns from school, after fingers were washed and all the necessary protocols executed, you let him or her flavor some thing and additionally scent something to make sure all the senses are running."But this has to be performed skillfully in order now not to make the child paranoid due to the fact the mental issue could be very crucial so you don't placed needless fear within the baby," he brought.In a related improvement, government Director of child Rights worldwide vivid Kweku Appiah has called on dad and mom to "join in the combat in opposition to Covid-19 with the aid of ensuring that kids going to high school or interacting with their friends achieve this underneath strict adherence to the protocols".In a press launch titled "COVID19, kingdom OF children IN GHANA”, he indicated that a study by way of his outfit in collaboration with medical examiners famous Ghana has no longer reached the level of risk to decide whether colleges need to be closed down or now not.But, there ought to be powerful techniques in location to lessen the unfold of the virus and measures to offer first class offerings for kids affected.
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