Coronavirus: Obour's father reportedly put health workers at risk before dying

Coronavirus: Obour's father reportedly put health workers at risk before dying

- Former MUSIGA President Obour has lost his father Nana Osei Boansi Kuffuor to Coronavirus

- Following the death of his father, Obour has been accused of withholding information about his father's travel history and putting health workers at risk

- Already, 15 health workers at the Ridge Hospital in Accra have reportedly been put on self-isolation for coming into contact with the deceased without protection

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Former President of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Bice Osei Kuffuor, popularly known as Obour, has been accused of putting some health workers at the Ridge Hospital at risk of Coronavirus infection after he lost of his father to the disease.

Obour's father, Nana Osei Boansi Kuffour, passed away on the evening of Friday, March 27, 2020, to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

As already reported by YEN.com.gh, Nana Boansi who returned from abroad on Thursday, March 19, 2020, fell ill on Sunday, March 22, 2020, and was sent to the Ridge Hospital where he died later.

Following the news of his father's death, there is information going around social media that the former MUSIGA president refused to disclose the travel history of his dad.

According to a chat sighted by YEN.com.gh, Obour's hiding of his father's travel history led the health workers to attend to him without personal protective equipment (PPE).

This has reportedly led to anxiety among the health workers as many fear they might have been infected.

While this could be described as only social media talk, a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Myjoyonline.com seems to give credence to it.

According to the report, Obour's father came into contact with some health workers who may not have known of his infection earlier.

For this reason, about 15 of the health workers who were on duty at the time are expected to be taken through self-isolation while contact tracing begins.

Hospital authorities are also preparing to disinfect the emergency centre.

The authorities are said to be waiting for the National COVID-19 Response Team to take the necessary steps before getting the body moved.

Meanwhile, President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced a partial lockdown of the country in a bid to stop COVID-19 from spreading.

The partial lockdown which will affect Accra and Kumasi will start from Monday, March 30, 2020, and last for two weeks.

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