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30.05.2020 Health

Tarkwa-Nsuem: 30 Health Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

Tarkwa-Nsuem: 30 Health Workers Test Positive For COVID-19
LISTEN MAY 30, 2020

Some 30 health professionals in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 29 May 2020.

Mrs Caroline Effah Otoo, Municipal Health Director who disclosed this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) said they were in Isolation and responding to treatment.

"Those having symptoms of the virus are in hospitals receiving medical attention while those with good housing conditions are been monitored from their homes by health officers," she said.

Mrs Otoo indicated that "so far all contacts for the affected persons have been traced and their samples taken for testing and we are waiting for the results".

She emphasized that currently, her outfit cannot pinpoint the source of the deadly virus in the Municipality because the disease had expanded to community spread.

"Now as soon as we diagnose, we move into the contact tracing, test and those who test positive for COVID-19 will be taken out of the Community to help contain the spread of the virus in the Municipality" she explained.

She implored health professionals to be cautious of infection prevention practices and ensure they were well-protected while going about their duties.

—GNA

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