Government has tasked contact tracing teams and lab technicians to clear the backlog of over 12 thousand samples tested.
Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah in a tweet on Thursday evening said the directive is aside the 51k samples tested so far by the teams as part of government protocols in controlling the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
“Many thanks to the contact tracing teams and lab technicians for the aggressive work you are doing. You were tasked to find some about 10k at risk persons. You have done 5x that and so far 51k of your samples have been tested” Mr Nkrumah disclosed .
The Minister in a further tweet said “As you work round the clock to complete the processing of the extra about 12k backlog samples submitted, be encouraged that the nation is grateful for you service, Akpe Na Mi”
Ghana has so far recorded 641 positive cases of the virus with 83 recoveries and 8 deaths.
President Akufo-Addo in his last nation address on Ghana’s response extended the imposition of restrictions in greater part of Accra and Kumasi for one more week to avoid community spread of the virus.