GIS Shuts Down Over Coronavirus


    The Ghana International School (GIS) has shut down after two cases of the pandemic coronavirus hit Ghana.

    It comes hours after the German Swiss International school also announced closure over the virus.

    In a statement monitored by , the GIS said: “After consultation with the GIS Board of Directors I would like to announce that the Ghana International School will CLOSE at the end of the School Day today, 13th March 2020 at 3:30pm for the next two weeks till 27th March, 2020.

    “This early closure is in line with Board Policy on Emergencies. All families have received detailed information regarding the closure and information regarding our Virtual Learning Environment. We look forward to resuming school on Tuesday 14th April, 2020 after the Easter Break”, the statement emphasized.

    Several Organization are putting preventive measures in place ahead of the possible spread of the deadly disease. So far, about four tertiary institutions have suspended all outdoor events on their respective campuses.

    KNUST, UEW, UCC and UG have all suspended all outdoor events including Hall weeks, Dinner Nights and Excursions.

    The Norwegian Embassy in Ghana in a statement, said it is closing down, after it was confirmed that one of the victims of the virus confirmed in Ghana is a staff of its outfit.