COVID-19 update: Massive celebration in Damongo as quarantined Italian returnee tests negative

COVID-19 update: Massive celebration in Damongo as quarantined Italian returnee tests negative

- An Italian returnee who was isolated at the Damongo Hospital in the West Gonja District over a suspected COVID-19 has tested negative

- The 35-year-old Italian returnee had arrived in Ghana for three weeks and was made to report at the Damongo Hospital after he exhibited symptoms of the Coronavirus

- The man tested negative after tests were carried out at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi

- Residents of Damongo hit the streets in wild celebration following news the returnee tested negative

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Some residents of Damongo have celebrated the negative test results of a 35-year-old Italian returnee who was isolated at the Damongo Hospital over a suspected case of COVID-19.

YEN.com.gh previously reported that the Italian returnee was quarantine by health authorities at the Damongo Hospital in the West Gonja District in the Savannah Region after he allegedly exhibited symptoms of the dreaded Coronavirus.

The earlier report also indicated that after the Italian returnee arrived in Ghana on February 28, 2020, he reported to the health facility with symptoms similar to COVID-19.

Some residents of Damongo noticed that he showed symptoms including couching and reported the issue to community opinion leaders including the Municipal Chief Executive.

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Cornavirus: Massive celebration in Damongo as quarantined Italian returnee test negative for COVID-19

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The Municipal Chief Executive advised that he reported to the health facility for his COVID-19 status to be ascertained against spread of the deadly disease.

He was quarantined for further medical observation and test to find out whether or not he had been infected after he reported at the hospital.

His blood samples were taken to the Tamale Teaching Hospital to be transported to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi for testing.

Fortunately, he tested negative for the Coronavirus.

Cornavirus: Massive celebration in Damongo as quarantined Italian returnee test negative for COVID-19

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Source: UGC

Some residents took to the streets in massive jubilation over the negative test results.

The returnee was bathed with powder amidst wild celebrations while he held broad smiles.

Cornavirus: Massive celebration in Damongo as quarantined Italian returnee test negative for COVID-19

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Source: UGC

YEN.com.gh previously reported that a suspected Coronavirus case has been detected at Paga in the Kasena-Nankana West District of the Upper East Region.

The suspected case was discovered on Saturday, March 21, 2020, by health workers at the Nakolo Clinic. Health authorities at Paga are making efforts to find out more details about the COVID-19 case. Disclosing details of the latest suspected case to ghanaweb.com, the District Director of Health Service, Hypolite Yeleduor, said the suspected sufferer came to the Nakolo Clinic from a nearby village close to the border on the side to Burkina Faso to seek health care.

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