Health

36 staff of Tamale Teaching hospital quarantined

Health workers numbering about thirty-six (36) have been quarantined at the Tamale Teaching hospital in the Northern region after they reportedly came into contact with two of the ten Guineans who tested positive for Coronavirus in Ghana.

According to reports, the female medical ward where the two were on admission has been closed down for disinfection whereas all patients there have also been evacuated.

Ghana Health Service reported that 11 new cases of the Coronavirus was recorded on March 29, 2020 in Ghana.

Ten (10) of the new cases were among persons who were under mandatory quarantine in Tamale under the direction of the Regional Security Committee of the Northern Region. The 10 cases were Guinean residents who travelled through Burkina Faso and Togo to Ghana and were picked following intelligence report. The eleventh case was recorded in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

In a related development, however, as of 30th March 2020, at 08:30 hrs, no new cases of COVID-19 have been reported since the last update at 11:00hrs on 29th March 2020.
The Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research tested 17 samples from the Upper East (3), North East (3) and Ashanti (11) regions all of which were Negative. No new test results have been received from Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research since the last update.

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ghana stands at 152 with five deaths as of 30th March 2020 at 08:30HRS.

  • Source;ghanaweb

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