Damongo Hospital isolates Italian returnee suspected of COVID-19

Damongo Hospital isolates Italian returnee suspected of COVID-19

- An Italian returnee who has been in Ghana for more than 3 weeks has been admitted on suspicion of contracting COVID-19

- The 35-year-old Italian was isolated by authorities at the Damongo Government Hospital in the Savannah Region

- It is reported that samples have been sent to the Tamale Teaching Hospital for further assessment

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A 35-year-old Italian returnee has been isolated by authorities at the Damongo Government Hospital in the Savannah Region after he allegedly showed symptoms of COVID-19.

According to a news report sighted by YEN.com.gh on 3news.com, samples of the man have been immediately taken to the Tamale Teaching Hospital for further assessment.

It is reported that the Italian has been in the country for more than three weeks which makes it doubtful that he would actually test positive as most people exhibit symptoms of COVID=19 after two weeks of exposure.

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Reports also indicate that patients in the male ward of the hospital where the Italian was admitted were immediately moved to the female ward to make way for the returnee to be isolated in the ward.

Although the symptoms shown by the returnee were similar to that of a COVID-19, that would have to be proven by a medical test.

Residents in the area had suspected the returnee after days of observed cough and reported the issue to some opinion leaders, including the Municipal Chief Executive who convinced him to report to the hospital.

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In other news, top Ghanaian celebrity King Promise has stated that he is in self-isolation after returning from the UK in the past days

According to the Ghanaian musician, he shows no symptoms of COVID-19 but has decided to undergo the 2-week isolation in line with WHO protocols

King Promise mentions that although his London and Amsterdam concerts pulled massive crowds, he had to call off the rest of the concerts due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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