COVID-19: All persons in mandatory quarantine who tested negative discharged – Oppong Nkrumah

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All persons who have been in mandatory quarantine over the past 2 weeks and have tested negative for the COVID-19 after two tests within the period have been sent home.

This was disclosed by Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, on Saturday, April 4, in a Twitter update.

He stated that beginning Saturday, persons who have successfully undergone the 14-day mandatory quarantine will be sent home with assistance from the National Security.

Those who live outside Accra, or wish to be sent to destinations outside the Region will also be catered for.

The exercise, he tweeted, will take place over two days, Saturday and Sunday.

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah mentioned, “Today and tomorrow we are commencing an exercise to take home, our Colleagues who have been in mandatory quarantine for the last 14days and who tested negative after both tests.”

“The national security secretariate and the military are coordinating the exit and transport to their homes. For those who desire to go outside Accra, arrangements are being made to assist them to the exits of Accra,” he added.

Updates from the Ghana Health Service website dedicated to the provision of verified information indicate that

“As at 4 th April 2020, Ghana has recorded a total of 214 cases of COVID-19 with five (5) deaths. Currently, the number of regions reporting cases are as follows: Greater Accra, Ashanti, Northern, Upper West Eastern and Upper East Region. The Greater Accra Region has most cases (189) followed by the Ashanti Region (12), Northern Region (10), Upper West Region (1), Eastern Region (1) and Upper East Region (1).

“Most of the cases are reported from routine / enhanced surveillance activities. Cases from travellers under mandatory quarantine are 90,” it added.


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