Ten food vendors and three taxi drivers who operate at the Achimota government hospital have tested positive for COVID-19, Starrfm.com.gh has gathered.
The cases were confirmed after the hospital decided to conduct mass testing for individuals who do business within the hospital community.
The samples were taken to the Noguchi memorial centre and came out positive.
Nurses and other medical staff of the hospital are currently undergoing compulsory testing for COVID-19 beginning today Tuesday, April 28.
Meanwhile, a police officer at Adenta in Accra has tested positive for COVID-19 after arresting and detaining a suspect who defied the lockdown directive.
According to Starrfm.com.gh sources within the security agencies, the suspect, who was apparently positive of the virus, was detained for a longer period at the Adenta police cells after court hearing because the Prisons service was not accepting new inmates as a result of the pandemic.
A source at the Adenta district police command says the officer has been asked to self-quarantine after he tested positive.
Coronavirus death toll in Ghana now stands at 16 with 1,671 infections and about 188 recoveries.
The Upper East region recorded four new cases of confirmed COVID-19 bringing the total number of confirmed cases to eight.
COVID-19The laboratory feedback was received on Thursday, 16 April 2020.
Of the four cases, three are contacts of the first confirmed case and for the first time, one of the cases was detected through routine surveillance in the Bawku Municipality.
However, the case in Bawku passed on before the laboratory results were received from the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research.
A statement issued by the Regional Health Directorate and signed by the Regional Director, Dr. Winfred Ofosu, said the region is not leaving any stone unturned and called on the public to continue cooperating for a successful fight against the spread of COVID-19 in the region.
Really interesting to see how folks are aghast at the alleged soldier brutalities of civilians in the lockdown. So next time when you sit on social media and compare Paul Kagame’s style of leadership to Ghana, just remember what some Rwandese are going through under his regime. Until the stench gets closer to your doorstep, from afar, you may think it’s a perfume.
That said, #StayAtHome and don’t give yourself to any irritant to set an example of you. Stay Home and avoid adding up to an already challenged healthcare system with fewer medical practitioners, some of whom we are told came into contact with affected persons of the virus and are in quarantined.
Don’t be selfish by going out when you have no business doing so; think about the doctor, the nurse, the already stressed supporting staff of these caregivers and stay home. Remember they have families too and deserve to see them, but that is not happening cos they have to be on their feet and make sure lives are saved for families. Why can’t you stay home a