Chinese who tested positive for COVID-19 in Kumasi resisted testing - GHS

Chinese who tested positive for COVID-19 in Kumasi resisted testing - GHS

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has disclosed that the Chinese national who tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kumasi last week initially prevented health officials from testing him.

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The infected Chinese national travelled outside Ghana and returned recently.

In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Graphic Online, the 27-year-old Chinese is among the 24 confirmed cases in Ghana which has already been announced by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) with one death.

Chinese who tested positive for COVID-19 in Kumasi resisted testing - GHS

Chinese who tested positive for COVID-19 in Kumasi resisted testing - GHS
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He fell ill and residents in the Chirapatre area where he lived upon seeing the symptoms suspected him and reported to the health officials to intervene since he was refusing to go to the hospital.

But when the health officials approached him in his home, he resisted medical assistance and refused to be tested.

He is said to have also refused to comply with the protocols in handling suspected cases of the Coronavirus disease.

It took the intervention of the Ashanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC) with armed security personnel including police and military to forcibly take him to the hospital.

Even after that, he is said to have refused to comply with the protocols in transporting patients to the hospital and the armed security personnel had to step in to forcibly remove him from his home to the hospital where he tested positive for the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and is currently being treated, under-armed guard.

The move by the Chinese national has thrown the Atonsu and Chirapatre area in Kumasi to some sort of fears especially with people who may have unknowingly come into contact.

The Chinese national is actually in charge of a production company in the area.

Dr Tinkorang in allaying the fears of the public said contact tracing in the Chirapatre case had been done.

Meanwhile, Ghanaian legendary musician Bessa Simons has stated that Ghanaian musicians will come together to produce a song about the deadly coronavirus.

He said the song will sensitise people around the country about the deadly coronavirus which is currently spreading rapidly in Ghana.

In an interiew on Happy FM and monitored by YEN.com.gh, Bessa Simons said this is a song is a way Ghanaian musicians will contribute in the fight against COVID-19.

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