COVID-19: All 10 Guineans who tested positive in Tamale to be sent back to their country

COVID-19: All 10 Guineans who tested positive in Tamale to be sent back to their country

- Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Ghana's Minister of Information has indicated that all 10 Guineans who tested positive for COVID-19 would be returned to Guinea

- Earlier, 10 cases of COVID-19 were reported at Tamale in the Northern Region of Ghana

- The 10 Guineans have been in Ghana for 11 days and were in self-isolation until they were tested positive

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The Minister of Information Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has stated clearly that all the foreigners from Guinea who tested positive for COVID-19 in Tamale would be sent back.

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah made the information known at the press conference that was held by the Ministry of Information on the afternoon of March 29, 2020.

According to the minister, the 10 foreigners who came from Guinea tested positive for the novel coronavirus after being in the country for 11 days.

READ ALSO: Homes of 500 people at Dagomba Line in A/R destroyed by fire amid COVID-19 lockdown

He was, however, quick to add that that although they came in before the closure of borders, the 10 Guineans were instructed to practise self-isolation, after which they were tested and confirmed positive.

The honourable minister also added that the 10 citizens of Guinea would not be treated in the Ghanaian jurisdiction and they would shortly be returned to their country of origin.

It would be recalled that the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ghana shot up by 11 from 141 to 152 after the 10 Guineans were reported positive together with a Ghanaian in Accra.

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In other news, over 500 slum dwellers at Dagomba Line in Ashanti Region have been rendered homeless as fire has ravaged their wooden houses in these times of COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown.

A report gathered by indicates that Francis Darko-Kono, Ashanti Regional Operations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service attributed to a possible electrical fault.

This has happened less than 48 hours to the lockdown exercise that has been declared by president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to take effect from Monday, March 30.

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