COVID-19: 36 staff of Tamale Teaching Hospital quarantined over possible infection

COVID-19: 36 staff of Tamale Teaching Hospital quarantined over possible infection

- Thirty-six staff of the Tamale Teaching hospital (TTH) are reportedly under quarantine.

- This was after they came into contact with two of the ten foreign nationals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Tamale

- The 36 staff of the facility are in quarantine receiving the necessary attention

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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that more than thirty (36) staff of the Tamale Teaching hospital (TTH) are reportedly under quarantine.

According to a report by Citi Newsroom, this was after they came into contact with two of the ten foreign nationals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Tamale.

The Public Relations Officer of the TTH, Mohammed Musbawu disclosed that the two, a husband and wife, were said to have passed through an unapproved route from Burkina Faso into Tamale to seek health care at the Tamale Teaching Hospital.

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Mr. Musbawu revealed that 36 staff of the facility are in quarantine receiving the necessary attention.

“The staff who came into contact with the Guineans have been quarantined, they are about 36 of them and we are providing them with the necessary psychosocial support just to keep them at peace and assure them that we are with them during these trying times,” he said.

He, however, assured the public not to panic as the hospital is taking the necessary precautions to ensure their safety.

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Meanwhile, the Minister of Information Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah earlier stated 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.

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